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portly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of portly

  1. 1 having an excess of body fat a portly gentleman who clearly didn't get enough exercise Synonyms of portly blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], fat, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, round, tubbyWords Related to portly 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); endomorphicNear Antonyms of portly 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; anorexicAntonyms of portly lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

  2. 2 having or showing a formal and serious or reserved manner walked with the portly grace of the grande dame that she was Synonyms of portly august, distingué, distinguished, imposing, dignified, solemn, staid, statelyWords Related to portly decorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, nobleNear Antonyms of portly coarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgarAntonyms of portly flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified



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