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corpulence

Syllabification: cor·pu·lence
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrpyələns
 
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Definition of corpulence in English:

noun

The state of being fat; obesity: her corpulence is the butt of every joke
More example sentences
  • The surreal corpulence of the boy is a distraction, and when we watch him steal the only pieces of meat from his uncomprehending blind stepsister's rice bowl we are reminded not of Chaplin but of Fellini.
  • It is common for men of the most unwieldy corpulence to crowd themselves into a chair, and demand to be carried for a shilling as far as an airy young lady whom we scarcely feel upon our poles.
  • Obesity, especially among children, is to be discouraged, but we mustn't get to a point where corpulence is automatically frowned upon.

Derivatives

corpulency

1
noun
Example sentences
  • It will reduce your corpulency in a safe and agreeable manner, with no bad results - unlike those other cures.
  • In person he is below the ordinary standard, somewhat disposed to corpulency, and rather clumsy in his form.
  • The powdered seeds have been considered a cure for goitre and efficacious in reducing excessive corpulency.

Words that rhyme with corpulence

opulencefraudulence

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