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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being overweight or fat.

Usage examples (34)
  • Common call him, from his cheery portliness of aspect.
  • His height is about five feet ten inches; his figure very well made and slightly inclining to portliness.
  • One day, at the end of office hours, he was visited by a man of about fifty whose portliness added to his dignity.
  • One cannot sing of the reverse: no poet could seriously lift up his voice in praise of her "ample waist" or "graceful portliness." for more
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