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1‘she started searching in her outsize handbag’
huge, oversized, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, monumental, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical
British informal whacking, whacking great, ginormous
2‘an outsize and very grand Welsh actor’
very large, big, massive, fat, corpulent, gross, obese, overweight, stout, fleshy, heavy, plump, portly, chubby, rotund, podgy, roly-poly, paunchy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, ample, well upholstered, broad in the beam, bulky, bloated, flabby, Falstaffian
informal porky, pudgy, tubby, blubbery, poddy
British informal fubsy
North American informal lard-assed
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