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1(of a person) plump or curvaceous:‘he was dancing with a well-rounded blonde’
plump, chubby, fat, stout, rotund, roly-poly, fattish, portly, dumpy, chunky, broad in the beam, overweight, heavy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, paunchy, falstaffianView synonyms
- ‘Yet the whole point of citing Monroe was that she had a well-rounded figure, demonstrating that it's not only OK but sexy to be big in hips or tummy.’
- ‘Girls, boys, old people - even the famously well-rounded female population of Fiji is falling victim to fat fears.’
2(of a person) having a personality that is fully developed in all aspects:‘the ability to master a variety of skills is important to any well-rounded person’
- ‘The airlines typically insist on a degree as it shows that you can stick with something, have a well-rounded social-academic persona and are an achiever.’
- ‘For Humboldt, classics offered a general culture, distinct from the useful arts on the one hand, and aristocratic play and dilettantism on the other, to ennoble the soul and develop a well-rounded personality.’
- ‘However, there is a determined emphasis on developing well-rounded individuals.’
- ‘And by improving military training programs, sailors will be more well-rounded, professionally and personally.’
- ‘The college principal added: ‘She was just a super, well-rounded individual and a lovely girl, which makes this particularly tragic.’’
- ‘Essentially, the Dean was conveying the importance of learning coupled with realizing self worth, both which a person needs to be well-rounded.’
- ‘The women are forced to fill their time pursuing personal interests and taking classes, becoming more well-rounded, interesting women.’
- ‘It was important not to concentrate wholly on the academic but to develop well-rounded people, while the academic aspects were also very important.’
- ‘Looking back on it now, how do you feel working with Troma helped you develop as a well-rounded, insightful person?’
- ‘‘The school enables children to develop as mature, well-rounded individuals with respect and care for others,’ inspectors concluded.’
- ‘But Mrs Walsh strongly believes in developing well-rounded pupils and is always keen to recognise good behaviour and kindness with book prizes in a special assembly.’
- ‘Nicole is a well-rounded, determined, and young-at-heart woman’
- ‘Businesses want well-rounded people; people who read newspapers and who are engaged in public issues; people who are aware of the world around them, who see the larger picture and actively engage in it.’
- ‘I think I left camp a much more confident person, a more well-rounded person, even a more peaceful person.’
- ‘How much ‘experience’ do you think is necessary for someone to be a well-rounded and interesting person?’
3(of a phrase or sentence) carefully composed and balanced:‘he spoke in pompous, well-rounded phrases’
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