corpulent

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adjective cor·pu·lent \-lənt\

Definition of corpulent

  1. :  having a large bulky body :  obese

corpulently

adverb

Examples of corpulent in a sentence

  1. <a corpulent, elegantly dressed opera singer came out and sang, and we knew it was over>

Did You Know?

The Duchess of Windsor may have said that you can never be too rich or too thin, but that's a rather modern point of view. In earlier times in Europe, being overweight was considered a sign of wealth and well-being, as demonstrated by the corpulence of many European kings. Still today, corpulence is thought to be superior to thinness in some of the world's cultures. But corpulent and corpulence are less often used than they once were, and we're now probably more likely to say "obese" and "obesity".

Origin and Etymology of corpulent

Middle English, from Latin corpulentus, from corpus


First Known Use: 14th century


CORPULENT Defined for English Language Learners

corpulent

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adjective cor·pu·lent \-lənt\

Definition of corpulent for English Language Learners

  • : fat


CORPULENT Defined for Kids

corpulent

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adjective cor·pu·lent \ˈkȯr-pyə-lənt\

Definition of corpulent for Students

  1. :  very fat


Medical Dictionary

corpulent

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adjective cor·pu·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of corpulent

  1. :  having a large bulky body :  obese

corpulently

adverb


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