fleshy

adjective
\ˈfle-shē \
fleshier; fleshiest

Definition of fleshy 

1a : marked by, consisting of, or resembling flesh

b : marked by abundant flesh especially : corpulent

2a : succulent, pulpy the fleshy texture of a melon

b : not thin, dry, or membranous fleshy fungi

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fleshy

fleshiness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fleshy

Synonyms

blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fat, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby

Antonyms

lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of fleshy in a Sentence

the fleshy part of the thigh the fleshy texture of the melon a plant with fleshy leaves
See More

Recent Examples on the Web

Each fleshy root is rich in vitamins A and C, along with many important minerals. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Perfect Sweet Potatoes In Your Backyard," 15 Mar. 2017 As this is a reputable newspaper, let’s use a more genteel term for the fleshy space: buttock cleavage. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 Skin tags are fleshy growths that may appear on the neck or face. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Changing washcloths daily helps control acne," 23 June 2018 In this case, of course, the fleshy specimen was not a frisky divorcée looking for a threesome but a diminutive potted cactus. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 These super-common masses are soft, fleshy lumps that are typically hemispherical or round. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Most lumps are nothing serious, but don't take a chance. Call the vet.," 5 July 2018 The arms-length ironic detachment with which so many of us (O.K., me) lead our day-to-day land lives simply doesn’t work when surrounded by a thousand fleshy strangers in swimsuits. Michael Ian Black, New York Times, "Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool," 3 July 2018 Translation: Elastigirl's butt and thighs appear fleshier and bouncier in the second film. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "'Incredibles 2' star Elastigirl is 'thicc': Why that's a good thing," 21 June 2018 One of Seven Stills’ few perennials, the plush Eight Pounds Per BBL leans into the widely popular non-bitter hazy IPA style, banking on muted fleshy stone fruit, ripe gold cantaloupe and subtle guava notes to appeal to the fresh beer-seeking masses. SFChronicle.com, "The beers and whiskeys of Seven Stills," 1 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fleshy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of fleshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fleshy

Statistics for fleshy

Last Updated

8 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fleshy

The first known use of fleshy was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fleshy

fleshy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fleshy

: having a large amount of flesh

: soft and thick

fleshy

adjective
\ˈfle-shē \
fleshier; fleshiest

Kids Definition of fleshy

1 : like or consisting of flesh a fleshy snout

2 : fat entry 1 sense 1 The shovel felt heavy in Stanley's soft, fleshy hands.— Louis Sachar, Holes

fleshy

adjective
\ˈflesh-ē \
fleshier; fleshiest

Medical Definition of fleshy 

: marked by abundant flesh especially : corpulent

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fleshy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fleshy

Spanish Central: Translation of fleshy

Nglish: Translation of fleshy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fleshy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on fleshy

What made you want to look up fleshy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!