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corpulence

[ kawr-pyuh-luhns ]

noun

  1. bulkiness or largeness of body; fatness; portliness.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corpulence1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Latin word corpulentia. See corpulent, -ence

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Example Sentences

A large Norman woman, as ugly as her mistress was pretty, but tender and sympathetic in direct proportion to her corpulence.

These insignias, coupled with the extraordinary corpulence of the rider, designated Louis the Lusty to Fergan.

The person who attracted the notice of the mighty Maynebrace was tall, inclined to corpulence, and bowed in the shoulders.

He was tall, and of one of those athletic forms in which vigour in youth is too often followed by corpulence in age.

He was apparently vigorous, being short, thick-necked, and inclined to corpulence.

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