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What does fatness mean?
The word fat is most often used in a critical, judgmental, or mean way, and the same is often true of fatness. In contrast, the synonym obesity is more often used in a neutral way, such as in a medical context in the discussion of a person’s health (though it too can be used in a judgmental or mean way).
Fatness isn’t always used in a negative way. Some people might refer to others’ or their own fatness in a way that’s not intended to be critical, as in I don’t have to apologize for my fatness.
Example: As a society, we tend to value skinny bodies and shame fatness.
Where does fatness come from?
The first records of the word fatness come from before the year 1000. The base word, fat, comes from the Old English verb fǣtan, meaning “to cram” or “to load.” The suffix -ness indicates a state or condition.
The word fatness can also be used in a figurative way to refer to richness, fertility, or abundance, especially in the phrase the fatness of the land.
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- fat (adjective, noun)
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How is fatness used in real life?
The word fatness is offensive when it’s used in a mean or judgmental way.
Fat bodies are normal bodies. Fatness is a normal bodily variation. Not everyone can/will be thin.
— fiyinskosko (@fiyinskosko) November 29, 2020
Just a reminder that I don't love being called chubby.
Chubby, to me, implies I'm some size or shape I'm not, that we're trying to cute up my fatness to make it palatable.
I ' m f a t.
There's nothing wrong with being fat.
— Queen of Nevers 👑✴️👁🚪🌌 (they/them) (@liminalnobilis) November 29, 2020
— Dr. Steven W. Thrasher (@thrasherxy) December 30, 2018
How to use fatness in a sentence
She spends most of the column raising alarm bells about quarantine weight gain, high-calorie foods, and fatness in general.
People tend to condemn the obese because they believe that “fatness” is evidence of laziness and lack of discipline.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even when Wadd was writing, fatness had been considered a national problem for close on a century.Britain’s Weight Crisis Almost Hits U.S. Proportions|Dan Jones|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fatness may be a flaw, but it is not a singularly terrible flaw.
Many people equate fatness with weakness—a lack of discipline, self-control, or character.
"I think she'll pay your mother back to-morrow," said Hugh, remembering the fatness of the pink bag.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall grow lean.
Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.
All were broad‑framed, although not stout to any degree approaching fatness.The Fire People|Ray Cummings
Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?The United Seas|Robert W. Rogers