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See definition of portliness on Dictionary.com
  • as incorpulence
  • as infatness
  • as inobesity

synonyms for portliness

  • fatness
  • overweight
  • plumpness
  • stoutness
  • bulk
  • chubbiness
  • fatness
  • overweight
  • paunchiness
  • plumpness
  • rotundness
  • stoutness
  • chunkiness
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How to use portliness in a sentence

He was a large man, tall, with broad shoulders and somewhat inclined to portliness.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
One cannot sing of the reverse: no poet could seriously lift up his voice in praise of her "ample waist" or "graceful portliness."
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 22, NOVEMBER, 1878VARIOUS
His height is about five feet ten inches; his figure very well made and slightly inclining to portliness.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOL. 13, NO. 78, APRIL, 1864VARIOUS
He was then thirty-one years of age, and of a compact, well-built figure, inclining to portliness.
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
The other, solid almost to portliness, was suggestive of fixity—of self-dependence, and unsusceptibility to outside influences.
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
Mr. Anthony slid down in his chair, and clasped his hands across his portliness.
THE WIZARD'S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIESMARGARET COLLIER GRAHAM
Miss Upton's extreme portliness had caused her hours of laborious selection to fatigue her greatly.
IN APPLE-BLOSSOM TIMECLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
Imagine all this overlaid with a certain portliness of bearing, suggestive of the high-and-dry Oxford scholar.
FROM A CORNISH WINDOWARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
He was of middle height and of a habit of body inclining to portliness, and his age may have been forty.
THE STROLLING SAINTRAPHAEL SABATINI
Foker gave all these details to the doctor, but he none the less bewailed his portliness.
THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HATTERASJULES VERNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PORTLINESS

  • fatness
  • overweight
  • plumpness
  • portliness
  • stoutness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.