Examples of stumpy in a Sentence
stumpy penguins become agile swimmers the moment they hit the water
Recent Examples of stumpy from the Web
By 300 million years ago, fossils show, eight-legged creatures with spiderlike mouth parts, primitive silk glands, and stumpy abdomens had emerged.
In contrast to the cars that followed but like its predecessors, the 212 carried a stumpy and pugnacious mien.
Chanez needed two minutes to recover from an apparent low blow in the second round, though how Conlan could manage to go low on such a short, stumpy opponent was a mystery of physics and physiology.
His rendition of the dodo, created around 1626, differed from earlier drawings of dodos as long-legged and spry in showing the dodo as a fat, stumpy bird.
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First Known Use of stumpy
Synonymschunky, dumpy, heavyset, squat, squatty, stout, stubby, stocky, thickset
Related Wordsbeefy, brawny, bulky, burly, husky, sturdy, thick, thickish, weighty; chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, heavy, obese, overweight, plump, portly, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubby; paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft
Near Antonymsdelicate, fragile, frail, puny; lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin; angular, bony (also boney), gaunt, lank, lanky, rawboned, sinewy; scraggy, scrawny, slight; anorexic, cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, skeletal, wasted; spindly, twiggy, waspish, weedy, willowy, wiry
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