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portly

port·ly

portly

 
 
pronunciation:
port li
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: portlier, portliest
definition: rather fat; stout.
He was a portly gentleman who was rather fond of ale.
synonyms:
corpulent, rotund, stout, well-fed
similar words:
ample, beefy, blocky, brawny, burly, chubby, chunky, meaty, obese, plump, pudgy, stocky, thickset, tubby
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derivation: portliness (n.)
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