corpulency corpulency


  • (n) more than average fatness



  1. Then they lose their wind, especially if they are inclined to corpulency.
  2. His person was sleek though free from corpulency.
  3. In appearance he resembles a jovial and prosperous farmer; his features are hardly handsome, for, like his Premier, he is inclined to corpulency and is below medium height.


  • William Coxe, referring to Handel's "natural corpulency which increased as he advanced in age", noted a remark of the actor James Quinn that "his hands were feet and his fingers toes".
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: William Coxe Source: Independent

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