adjective, port·li·er, port·li·est.
Examples from the Web for portliness
He was a large man, tall, with broad shoulders and somewhat inclined to portliness.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
And Tommy Chadwick stood in all his portliness on the platform.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
Mr. Anthony slid down in his chair, and clasped his hands across his portliness.The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories|Margaret Collier Graham
He was of middle height and of a habit of body inclining to portliness, and his age may have been forty.The Strolling Saint|Raphael Sabatini
Considering their enormous appetites, their portliness seems only natural.Birds in London|W. H. Hudson