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corpulent Line breaks: cor¦pu|lent
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːpjʊl(ə)nt/

Definition of corpulent in English:


(Of a person) fat: a short, somewhat corpulent man
More 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.
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
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed
Australian/New Zealand  nuggety
technical pyknic
archaic squabby, pursy
rare abdominous


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

Words that rhyme with corpulent

postulant • fraudulent
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