corpulence corpulence


  • (n) the property of excessive fatness



  1. A tennis fanatic when he was younger, his increasing corpulence later became a preoccupation, she says, so he exercised daily by swimming laps.
  2. Of medium size and corpulence, with heavy, mustached face, he lives in Cap Ferrat, France, travels widely, stutters, has effeminate men friends.
  3. When speaking, he rocks himself on his toes and heels, his corpulence advancing and receding alternately.


  • As long ago as l864 a Dr William Banting wrote a pamphlet entitled "A Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public" promoting a low-carbohydrate diet that enabled him to lose 46 pounds in a year.
    on Feb 3, 2008 By: William Banting Source: Jamaica Observer

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