corpulent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French corpulent, from Latin corpulentus.

Adjective[edit]

corpulent (comparative more corpulent, superlative most corpulent)

  1. Large in body; fat; overweight.
  2. (obsolete) Physical, material, corporeal.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French corpulent, from Old French corpulent, from Latin corpulentus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɔr.pyˈlɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: cor‧pu‧lent
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Adjective[edit]

corpulent (comparative corpulenter, superlative corpulentst)

  1. overweight, corpulent
    Synonyms: gezet, lijvig

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of corpulent
uninflected corpulent
inflected corpulente
comparative corpulenter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial corpulent corpulenter het corpulentst
het corpulentste
indefinite m./f. sing. corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
n. sing. corpulent corpulenter corpulentste
plural corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
definite corpulente corpulentere corpulentste
partitive corpulents corpulenters

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French corpulent, from Old French corpulent, a borrowing from Latin corpulentus.

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Adjective[edit]

corpulent (feminine singular corpulente, masculine plural corpulents, feminine plural corpulentes)

  1. corpulent, stout

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