From French litrerally "in good condition": meaning "stoutness"; "portlinress" from You’ve Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu
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Noun 1. embonpoint - the bodily property of being well rounded
fleshiness, obesity - more than average fatness
chubbiness, pudginess, rolypoliness, tubbiness - the property of having a plump and round body
buxomness - the bodily property of being attractively plump and vigorous and (of women) full bosomed
Adj. 1. embonpoint - euphemisms for slightly fat; "a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton; "chubby babies"; "pleasingly plump"
chubby, plump, zaftig, zoftig, buxom
fat - having much flesh (especially fat); "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
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Their physical resemblance would have been complete if an elderly embonpoint had not stretched Mrs.
The Age of Innocence by Wharton, Edith View in context
Maston, began to acquire a degree of embonpoint which would have rendered them unrecognizable if their imprisonment had been prolonged to some months.
Round The Moon by Verne, Jules View in context
That look of wan emaciation which anxiety or low spirits often communicates to a thoughtful, thin face, rather long than round, having vanished from hers; a clearness of skin almost bloom, and a plumpness almost embonpoint, softened the decided lines of her features.
The Professor by Bronte, Charlotte View in context
Some words with "embonpoint" in the definition:
It used to be a compliment, sigh.
well Sleek used to mean well rounded like a harbor seal showing no bumps or bones, but now sleek means slender, bony, go figure.....