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1‘a small, rotund man in his late thirties’
plump, chubby, fat, stout, roly-poly, fattish, portly, dumpy, chunky, broad in the beam, overweight, heavy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, paunchy, Falstaffian
buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, round, rounded, well rounded, full
flabby, fleshy, bulky, corpulent, obese
informal tubby, pudgy, beefy, porky, blubbery, poddy
British informal podgy, fubsy
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed
thin, slender, skinny
2‘huge stoves bearing rotund cauldrons’
round, bulbous, spherical
rare rotundate, spheral, spheric, spherular, orbicular
3‘his splendidly rotund tone’
sonorous, full-toned, full-bodied, round, rich, deep, mellow, resonant, reverberant
magniloquent, grandiloquent, orotund
rare pear-shaped, canorous
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