October 25, 2004

Corpulent

corpulent \KOR-pyuh-luhnt\, adjective:

Very fat; obese.

He grew ever more corpulent and suffered from "a variety of physical ailments aggravated by the greasy Tennessee food."
--Scott Morris, "Keeper of the Flame," National Review, April 28, 2001

She admonished the character played by the corpulent Welles to "lay off the candy bars."
--Peter B. Flint, "Marlene Dietrich, 90, Symbol of Glamour, Dies," New York Times, May 7, 1992


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Corpulent comes from Latin corpulentus, "fat, stout, corpulent," from corpus, "body."


Synonyms: fleshy, hefty, plump, portly, stout.


(Definitions from www.dictionary.com)

Posted by husm0017 at October 25, 2004 9:41 PM