adjective Etymology: Latin rotundus, probably alteration of Old Latin *retundus; akin to Latin rota wheel — more at roll Date: 1665 1. marked by roundness ; rounded 2. marked by fullness of sound or cadence ; orotund, sonorous <
a master of rotund diction
3. notably plump ; chubbyrotundity nounrotundly adverbrotundness noun

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  • rotund — plump, chubby, portly, stout, *fleshy, fat, corpulent, obese Antonyms: angular Contrasted words: *lean, spare, lank, lanky, gaunt, rawboned, skinny, scrawny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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