large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
- cor·pu·lent·ly, adverb
- un·cor·pu·lent, adjective
- un·cor·pu·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use corpulent in a sentence
Ireland comes in as the most corpulent country, according to the report, with a 47% projected obesity rate for both men and women.
The combination of scantily clad, attractive women and scantily clad, corpulent men makes Philip Roth's imagination look feminist.
Tolkien used his Northern European imagination not to frighten but at least to compel belief in the corpulent, red-clad judge.
He presented his card to the corpulent and powdered footman; he was announced; he was ushered in.
The former was twenty-five years old and very corpulent, the latter was fifteen and was slim and well made.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
He is less corpulent, and his legs are shorter; in the stomach and intestines, there is a difference of conformation.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Always conscious of his deformity, and terribly afraid of becoming corpulent, he was sedulously careful of his person and dress.The World's Greatest Books, Vol X | Various
I would do it myself were it not that a very corpulent and most unexpected pudding is claiming my present attention.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
British Dictionary definitions for corpulent
physically bulky; fat
- corpulence or corpulency, noun
- corpulently, adverb
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