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fat

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fat

  1. 1 individuals carefully selected as being the best of a class <makers of fine wine will pay very high prices for grapes that are the fat of the harvest> Synonyms A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, crème de la crème, elect, elite, flower, illuminati, pick, pink, pride, priesthood, prime, royalty, upper crustRelated Words establishment, gentry, nobility, quality, society, top, top drawer, upper class; caviar (also caviare); who's whoNear Antonyms commoners, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, rank and file, unwashed

  2. 2 the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed <claimed that there was absolutely no fat in the military's budget> Synonyms bellyful, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, overplus, oversupply, plethora, plus, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus, surplusageRelated Words abundance, bounty, plentitude, plenty, profusion, sufficiency; overproduction, overstockNear Antonyms dearth, lack, scarcity, wantAntonyms deficiency, deficit, insufficiency, undersupply

  3. 3 the condition of having an excess of body fat <there's a definite predisposition for fat on his wife's side of the family> Synonyms adiposity, chubbiness, corpulency, embonpoint, corpulence, fatness, fattiness, fleshiness, grossness, obesity, plumpness, portliness, pudginess, pursiness, rotundity, weightRelated Words bulkiness, heaviness; huskiness, stoutness; brawniness, burliness; endomorphyNear Antonyms fitness, trimness; gauntness, scrawniness, skinniness, weedinessAntonyms leanness, reediness, slenderness, slimness, svelteness, thinness




fat

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fat

  1. 1 having an excess of body fat <the popular image of Santa Claus as a fat man in a red suit> Synonyms blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby Related Words beefy, bulky, chunky, heavy, heavyset, plumpish, stocky, stout, thick, thickset, weighty; brawny, burly, hefty, husky; dumpy, squat, stubby; hippy, paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft; ample, buxom, corn-fed, ripe, zaftig (also zoftig); endomorphic Near Antonyms angular, bony (also boney), gaunt, lank, lanky, rawboned, sinewy; cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted; puny, scraggy, scrawny, slight; rangy, reedy, spindling, spindly, stringy, svelte, sylphlike, twiggy, waspish, weedy, willowy; ectomorphic; anorexic Antonyms lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

  2. 2 containing or seeming to contain the greatest quantity or number possible <the lake is so fat with trout that you probably could catch fish with a bare hook> Synonyms brimful, brimming, bursting, chockablock, chock-full (or chockful), crammed, crowded, full, filled, jammed, jam-packed, loaded, packed, stuffedRelated Words overcrowded, overfilled, overflowing, overfull, overladen, overloaded, overstuffed; abounding, flush, fraught, replete, rife, swarming, teemingNear Antonyms deficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, short, shortish, shy, wanting; depleted, drained, exhaustedAntonyms bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

  3. 3 having a greater than usual measure across <a set of fat encyclopedia volumes took up the whole shelf> Synonyms broad, wide, thickRelated Words expansive, extensive, sweeping; commodious, roomy, spacious; outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminousNear Antonyms fine, hairlike, reedlike; elongate (or elongated), needlelike; bottleneck, close, compressed, condensed, constricted, contracted, squeezed, tight, tightened; attenuate, attenuated; small, smallish, undersized (also undersize)Antonyms hairline, narrow, paper-thin, skinny, slender, slim, slim-jim, thin

  4. 4 having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite <the splendid sight of a fat, juicy steak cooked to perfection> Synonyms chunky, thickRelated Words blockish, blocky, bulky, dense, hefty, thickish; broad, deep, wideNear Antonyms narrow, shallowAntonyms skinny, slender, slim, thin

  5. 5 producing abundantly <the fat soil in the river's delta> Synonyms cornucopian, fertile, fecund, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, prolific, richRelated Words bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, originalNear Antonyms meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparseAntonyms barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive

  6. 6 yielding a profit <the highly sought-after baseball player signed a fat contract that set a record for the major leagues> Synonyms economic, profitable, gainful, juicy, lucrative, moneymaking, money-spinning [chiefly British], paying, remunerativeRelated Words advantageous, beneficial, favorable, rewarding, useful, worthwhile; bankableNear Antonyms disadvantageous, unfavorableAntonyms unprofitable

  7. 7 having goods, property, or money in abundance <while others suffered and sacrificed, the war profiteers grew fat> Synonyms affluent, deep-pocketed, rich, fat-cat, flush, loaded, moneyed (also monied), opulent, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-endowed, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-doRelated Words better-off, comfortable, propertied, prosperous, substantial, successful; flourishing, prospering, thriving; advantaged, blessed (also blest), privilegedNear Antonyms unaffluent; deprived, disadvantaged, hand-to-mouth, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, beggared, broke, indebted, insolvent, pauperized, ruined, skint [chiefly British]; depressed, pinched, reduced, straitened; low, shortAntonyms destitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken




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