adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corpulentus, from corpus Date: 14th century having a large bulky body ; obesecorpulently adverb

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  • corpulent — corpulent, ente [ kɔrpylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XVe; lat. corpulens, de corpus « corps » ♦ Qui est d une forte corpulence. ⇒ étoffé, gras, gros. ⊗ CONTR. 1. Maigre. ● corpulent, corpulente adjectif (latin corpulentus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • corpulent — corpulent, ente (kor pu lan, lan t ) adj. Qui a beaucoup de corpulence. Un homme gros et corpulent. Une femme corpulente. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Mais estoit corpulent, bien croisé et bien formé, fors de bras et d eschine, CHASTEL. Éloge de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • corpulent — late 14c., from O.Fr. corpulent stout, fat, from L. corpulentus fleshy, fat, from corpus body (see CORPOREAL (Cf. corporeal)) + ulentus full of. Leigh Hunt was sent to prison for two years for calling the Prince Regent corpulent in print in 1812 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Corpulent — Cor pu*lent ( p? lent), a. [L. corpulentus, fr. corpus: cf. F. corpulent. See {Corpse}.] 1. Very fat; obese. [1913 Webster] 2. Solid; gross; opaque. [Obs.] Holland. Syn: Stout; fleshy; bulky; obese. See {Stout}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corpulent — index ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • corpulent — *fleshy, portly, fat, stout, obese, rotund, plump, chubby Analogous words: burly, husky, brawny, *muscular: thickset, chunky, stubby, dumpy (see STOCKY) Antonyms: spare Contrasted words: *lean, gaunt, rawboned, angular, lanky, lank, skinny,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • corpulent — [adj] fat, chubby baby elephant*, beefy*, blimp*, bulky, burly, embonpoint, fat, fleshy, gross, having a bay window*, having a spare tire*, heavy, hefty, husky, large, lusty, obese, overblown, overweight, plump, portly, roly poly*, rotund, stout …   New thesaurus

  • corpulent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person) fat. DERIVATIVES corpulence noun. ORIGIN Latin corpulentus, from corpus body …   English terms dictionary

  • corpulent — [kôr′pyo͞olənt, kôr′pyələnt] adj. [< L corpulentus < CORPUS] fat and fleshy; stout; obese corpulently adv …   English World dictionary

  • CORPULENT — ENTE. adj. Qui a beaucoup de corpulence. Un homme corpulent. Une femme corpulente. Il est très corpulent …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • corpulent — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)pjʊlənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as corpulent, you mean they are fat. [LITERARY] ...a rather corpulent farmer …   English dictionary

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