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Fat - thesaurus

Synonyms

fat

adjective

a person or animal that is fat has too much flesh on their body and weighs too much. It is not polite to call someone fat

overweight

adjective

heavier than you should be

obese

adjective

too fat, in a way that is dangerous for your health

plump

adjective

slightly fat, in a pleasant way. This word is often used to avoid saying fat, which is not considered polite

ample

adjective

used for referring in a positive or humorous way to someone’s body, or a part of it, that is large

chubby

adjective

informal slightly fat, in the way a healthy baby or young child is

tubby

adjective

informal slightly fat

big

adjective

a big person is tall and heavy, and often fat

stout

adjective

slightly fat. This word is less rude than ‘fat’

buxom

adjective

a buxom woman is rather fat in an attractive way, with large breasts

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a full/fuller figure

a polite way of talking about the body of a large woman

be carrying five stone/a few pounds/a little bit etc

to weigh more than you should by a particular amount

blowsy

another spelling of blowzy

blowzy

adjective

a blowzy person looks untidy and is often rather fat

burly

adjective

a burly man is fat and strong

cherubic

adjective

mainly literary attractive in the natural and slightly fat way of a small child or baby

chunky

adjective

a chunky person is short and wide and sometimes fat

corpulent

adjective

mainly literary fat

dumpy

adjective

informal short and fat

Falstaffian

adjective

a Falstaffian person is fat, laughs a lot, drinks and eats too much, and is generally liked by other people

fleshy

adjective

covered with more than the usual amount of flesh

lumpish

adjective

fairly fat and not graceful

meaty

adjective

informal big, and with a lot of fat or muscle

plump

adjective

large and round in an attractive way

podgy

adjective

Britishinformal fat. This word is less unkind than ‘fat’

porky

adjective

informal fat

portly

adjective

a portly person is fairly fat

potbellied

adjective

a potbellied person has a large stomach that sticks out

pudgy

adjective

rather fat

roly-poly

adjective

informal someone who is roly-poly is short and fat

rotund

adjective

formal round and fat

squat

adjective

used about someone who is short and rather fat

well-fed

adjective

a well-fed person has had a lot to eat, either at one meal or over a long period of time. This word is sometimes used for saying that the person is fat or rich

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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