Definition of plumpness in English:

plumpness

noun

  • 1The quality of having a full rounded shape.

    ‘the plumpness of the peaches’
    • ‘Judging from the sweet perfume of the raspberries and the plumpness of the currants they'd obviously just been picked.’
    • ‘Reaching out he grasped the berry noticing it's plumpness, he tried his best to pluck it.’
    • ‘In another, tidy rows of young vegetables are being trickle-hosed into plumpness.’
    • ‘They are known as coffee cherries for their plumpness and ripe red colour.’
    • ‘These flowers have a plumpness which denies them the typical daintiness of February's fair maids.’
    fat, fatness, chubbiness, stoutness, dumpiness, portliness, fleshiness, corpulence
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    1. 1.1 A person's quality of being slightly fat; chubbiness.
      ‘she grew up being teased for her plumpness’
      • ‘In many feminine bodies we still recognize the trail of plumpness - a special charm of the past days.’
      • ‘During the Tang Dynasty, people regarded plumpness as beautiful because emperors liked plump beauties.’
      • ‘Genetics, physiology and molecular biology - the high-tech hopes for reversing the so-far-unstoppable trend toward plumpness in America.’
      • ‘A certain degree of plumpness doesn't necessarily mean that people die young.’
      • ‘The goatee has survived but the puppyish plumpness of his face has been replaced by chiselled planes.’
      • ‘For all his plumpness Tuck was no mean opponent at the game.’
      • ‘He complimented the women on their beauty, and the babies on their numbers and their plumpness.’
      • ‘He had an adolescent plumpness, a soft body, almost effeminate, with pale saggy legs.’
      • ‘Nyasha's female relatives prize plumpness, delighting in their round hips and recognizing that the heavier one is, the better off her family is.’
      • ‘Plumpness is still considered desirable today.’
      • ‘I remember photographs of my mother in her teens, a small girl given to plumpness, her pale face round, her lips thin.’
      • ‘Indeed, despite their diminutive size, his figurines (they are primarily female) often had hourglass shapes that hinted at plumpness and fertile futures.’
      • ‘In the 19th century, plumpness was regarded as a sign of wealth.’
      • ‘I admired the lovely plumpness of her belly and her swollen boobs.’
      • ‘This cultural difference in body weight preference may have reflected the documented tendency for plumpness to be considered attractive in food-scarce areas.’
      • ‘In addition to difficulties in finding a spouse, plumpness may also lessen sexual activity.’
      • ‘She grew up being teased for her plumpness, starved and binged and wept her way through adolescence.’
      • ‘Plumpness in a wife was a virtue, a sign of health and wealth.’
      • ‘She will get far if she is not hampered by her natural inclination to plumpness.’
      • ‘Fat teenagers rejoice, you can now blame your parents and the first five years of your life for your plumpness.’

Pronunciation

plumpness

/ˈpləmpnəs//ˈpləmpnəs/