(Of a person) fat: a short, somewhat corpulent man
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- 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.
fat, fattish, obese, overweight, plump, portly, stout, chubby, paunchy, beer-bellied, thickset, hefty, heavy, heavyset, burly, bulky, chunky, well padded, well covered, well upholstered, meaty, fleshy, rotund, round, well rounded, broad, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, big, large, gargantuan, elephantine
Australian/New Zealand nuggety
archaic squabby, pursy
Late Middle English: from Latin corpulentus, from corpus 'body'.
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