round-shouldered
adjective Date: 1586 having the shoulders stooping or rounded

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  • round-shouldered — adj someone who is round shouldered has shoulders that are bent forwards or slope downwards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Round-shouldered — Round shoul dered, a. Having the shoulders stooping or projecting; round backed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • round-shouldered — [round′shōl΄dərd] adj. stooped because the shoulders are bent forward …   English World dictionary

  • round-shouldered — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If someone is round shouldered, they bend forward when they sit or stand, and their shoulders are curved rather than straight. Cissie was round shouldered and dumpy …   English dictionary

  • round-shouldered — round shoul·dered rau̇n(d) shōl dərd adj having the shoulders stooping or rounded …   Medical dictionary

  • round-shouldered — round shoul|dered [ ,raund ʃouldərd ] adjective with shoulders that are bent forward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • round-shouldered — round′ shoul′dered adj. having the shoulders bent forward, giving a rounded form to the upper part of the back • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • round-shouldered — adjective having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect a little oldish misshapen stooping woman • Syn: ↑hunched, ↑round backed, ↑stooped, ↑stooping, ↑crooked • Similar to: ↑unerect …   Useful english dictionary

  • round-shouldered — /rownd shohl deuhrd, shohl /, adj. having the shoulders bent forward, giving a rounded form to the upper part of the back. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • round-shouldered — adjective Having a rounded upper back, and shoulders that bend forward …   Wiktionary

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