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corpulent Syllabification: cor·pu·lent
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrpyələnt/

Definition of corpulent in English:


(Of a person) fat.
Example sentences
  • Evelyn was corpulent, thick-set, grotesquely charismatic; Laila was flame-haired, wide-eyed, honey-voiced.
  • And then there was Orson Welles Square, a memorial to the corpulent director who filmed his Cannes-winning Othello here in 1949.
  • There he is on the front cover - a corpulent fellow with pink cheeks and a long, grey wig, staring out at us with a hint of arrogance: Samuel Pepys, the great diarist.


Late Middle English: from Latin corpulentus, from corpus 'body'.

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