chubbiness


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Related to chubbiness: endearingly, cussedness

chub·by

 (chŭb′ē)
adj. chub·bi·er, chub·bi·est
Rounded and plump. See Synonyms at fat.
n. pl. chub·bies
1. Informal A chubby person.
2. Vulgar Slang An erection of the penis.

[Probably from chub (from the plumpness of the fish).]

chub′bi·ly adv.
chub′bi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chubbiness - the property of having a plump and round bodychubbiness - the property of having a plump and round body
embonpoint, plumpness, roundness - the bodily property of being well rounded
References in classic literature ?
Her form was the perfection of childish beauty, without its usual chubbiness and squareness of outline.
I don't mind telling YOU, because we have always been favourites of each other's, and because you are not like a Pa, but more like a sort of a younger brother with a dear venerable chubbiness on him.
It's the chubbiness Foden that attracts the humour.
I wonder if her talents can in fact compensate for her chubbiness, her limp, and her extended hospitalizations.
She's prone to chubbiness but recently she's become quite big and she's very self-conscious about it, especially around her much slimmer friends.
First, striking similarities exist between his essay and his novel, In the Lake of the Woods, and between him and that novel's troubled veteran, John Wade: both he and Wade share the same childhood trauma of alcoholic fathers, chubbiness, and rejection; both went to war, consequently, to "be loved"; both are rejected by the women they adore--O'Brien by "Kate" and Wade by "Kathy.
But daily we all see inconsiderate, rude and often dangerous driving on Birmingham's roads, the culprits confident of going undetected because they know that our police are too busy to patrol the streets because they're pushing pens or queuing at fast-food shops to add to their chubbiness.
So that's why you're more worried about my chubbiness than you are about my job performance
Experts are saying this could be one of the reasons why we are seeing a widespread increase of chubbiness and reckon putting the number of calories on the labels of wine, beer and other drinks I'm not allowed will help.
Paths that blush when they embrace the chubbiness of the parterres.
In western societies, fatness and chubbiness is associated with beauty and attractiveness whereas thinness is considered as a sign of poverty and ill health (Lee, 1993).
He was handsome, sun-kissed, and growing in the fortunate way that some boys do, avoiding both the adolescent perils of lankiness and chubbiness, always proportional, the ideal of the median.