from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Excessively fat. See Synonyms at fat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Large in body; fat; overweight.
- adj. Physical, material, corporeal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very fat; obese.
- adj. Solid; gross; opaque.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fleshy; portly; stout; fat; having a large, fleshy body.
- Solid; dense; opaque.
- Relating to the body or to material things; corporeal; of the flesh; material.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively fat
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Let try the term corpulent; and no they shouldn't have to they are people with emotions, let not treat them any differently than we would like to be treated ourselves.
And when you come to America don't you ever insult anybody by calling her corpulent, which is a perfectly indecent expression.
As early as 1922 this picaresque pair was so well known that headlines in the Times could refer to the corpulent Einstein and the lumbering Smith solely by their nicknames “izzy and Moe raid thespian retreat”; “Izzy and Moe Pour Whisky Into sewer”; “sees Izzy and Moe, Bartender Faints”.
All these ladies were remarkably corpulent, which is considered here as the highest mark of beauty.
And while now we say "overweight" instead of "corpulent" -- and obesity has become epidemic -
Rush Limbaugh has in recent days been referred to as a corpulent drug addict who is the real leader of the GOP, and even Bam himself has been uncharacteristically where Limbaugh is concerned.
Conservatives are properly referred to as "corpulent".
The couple had lost considerable property during the American Revolution, and her husband's estate being thus diminished by the time of his death, Mrs. Tree turned to running an inn by the 1790s to maintain her lifestyle. 10 Eighteenth-century diarist Aaron Thomas described his encounter with the "corpulent" and convivial Mrs. Tree at her establishment, the London Inn, where he found her to be "in a very comfortable situation, … [with] a large and roomy House and Genteel Furniture."
As for Pedro´s comment that these pájaros are, as he, migrating down here to escape the frozen tundra during the winter, it is nice to see some corpulent and beautiful white birds coming down here from Alberta to add spice to the normal two bit scruffy unshaven skinny rednecks we usually receive from the tundra in these part in the winter.
Mr. Lindsay-Hogg was fat as a boy, but he was a good deal more successful in his struggle with weight than the corpulent Welles, a "leviathan plus," as Kenneth Tynan once put it.