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em·bon·point

 (äN′bôN-pwăN′)
n.
The condition of being plump; stoutness.

[French, from en bon point, in good condition : en, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + bon, good (from Old French; see boon2) + point, situation, condition; see point.]

embonpoint

(ɑ̃bɔ̃pwɛ̃)
n
plumpness or stoutness
adj
plump; stout
[C18: from phrase en bon point in good condition]

em•bon•point

(Fr. ɑ̃ bɔ̃ˈpwɛ̃)

n.
excessive plumpness; stoutness.
[1655–65; < French, literally, in good condition]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.embonpoint - the bodily property of being well rounded
corpulency, 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 - sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure; "a chubby child"; "pleasingly plump";
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
Translations

embonpoint

n (hum euph)Embonpoint m or nt (dated), → Leibesfülle f
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She is as erect in her comely embonpoint as a statue of Ceres; and her dark face, with its delicate aquiline nose, firm proud mouth, and small, intense, black eye, is so keen and sarcastic in its expression that you instinctively substitute a pack of cards for the chess-men and imagine her telling your fortune.
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.
Their physical resemblance would have been complete if an elderly embonpoint had not stretched Mrs.