Definition of corpulent in English:

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corpulent

Pronunciation: /ˈkôrpyələnt/

adjective

(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.
Synonyms
fat, obese, overweight, plump, portly, stout, chubby, paunchy, beer-bellied, heavy, bulky, chunky, well upholstered, well padded, well covered, meaty, fleshy, rotund, broad in the beam
informal tubby, pudgy, beefy, porky, roly-poly, blubbery, corn-fed
rare abdominous

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cor·pu·lent

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