Synonyms of flesh in English:

flesh


See definition of flesh

noun

1‘you're as thin as a rake—you need a sight more flesh on your bones’

SYNONYMS

muscle, tissue, muscle tissue, meat, brawn

informal beef

2‘the villagers used to eat turtle eggs and flesh’

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meat

3‘Mrs Barnet carried too much flesh on her small frame’

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fat, weight, obesity, corpulence

adipose tissue

informal blubber, flab

4‘cut the melon in half and scoop out the flesh’

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pulp, soft part, fleshy part, marrow, meat

5the flesh‘a fierce inner struggle against the pleasures of the flesh’

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the body, the human body, human nature, man's physical nature, physicality, corporeality, carnality, animality

sensuality, sensualism, sexuality


Phrases

    one's (own) flesh and blood

      ‘the child was after all their own flesh and blood’

      SYNONYMS

      family, kin, next of kin, kinsfolk, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kinswomen, kindred

      informal

      folks, nearest and dearest

      dated

      people

    in the flesh

      ‘he seems just as charming in the flesh as on television’

      SYNONYMS

      in person, before one's eyes, in front of one, before one's very eyes, in one's presence

      in real life, in actual life, live

      physically, bodily, in bodily form, in human form, incarnate

      ANTONYMS

      on screen

    put flesh on the bones of

      ‘Parliament will soon put flesh on the bones of the principle by drafting a law’

    flesh out

      ‘the once lean physique had fleshed out’

      SYNONYMS

      put on weight, gain weight, get heavier, grow fat, grow fatter, fatten up, get fat, fill out

      thicken, widen, broaden, expand, spread out

      ANTONYMS

      slim

      Variant spelling flesh
    flesh something out

      ‘the shadow chancellor tried to flesh out his party's economic philosophy’

      SYNONYMS

      elaborate on, add to, build on, add flesh to, add detail to, expatiate on, supplement, reinforce, augment, extend, broaden, develop, fill out, enlarge on, embellish, embroider, enhance, amplify, refine, improve, polish, perfect

      ANTONYMS

      condense

      Variant spelling flesh