plumpness


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plump 1

 (plŭmp)
adj. plump·er, plump·est
1. Well-rounded and full in form; chubby. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Abundant; ample: a plump reward.
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.tr.
To make well-rounded or full in form: plumped up the pillows.
v.intr.
To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form: The baby plumped out at three months.

[Middle English, dull, probably from Middle Low German plomp, blunt, thick.]

plump′ish adj.
plump′ly adv.
plump′ness n.

plump 2

 (plŭmp)
v. plumped, plump·ing, plumps
v.intr.
1. To drop abruptly or heavily: plumped into the easy chair.
2. To give full support or praise: plumped for the candidate throughout the state.
v.tr.
To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily: plumped the books onto the table.
n.
1. A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.
2. The sound of a heavy fall or collision.
adj.
Blunt; direct.
adv.
1. With a heavy or abrupt drop: The anchor fell plump into the sea.
2.
a. With a full or sudden impact: walked plump into the pole.
b. Directly: ran plump into an old friend.
3. Without qualification; bluntly: spoke out plump for the tax bill.

[Middle English plumpen, to immerse quickly, perhaps from Middle Low German, probably of imitative origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plumpness - 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
Translations
سُمْنَه، إمتِلاء
zaoblenost
buttethedfyldighed
ávali; òybbinn líkamshluti
tombulluk

plumpness

[ˈplʌmpnɪs] N [of person] → lo rollizo, gordura f; [of face] → lo regordete, lo rollizo; [of fruit, vegetable] → gordura f, lo orondo

plumpness

[ˈplʌmpnɪs] nrondeur fplum pudding n(plum-)pudding mplum tomato ntomate f allongée, tomate f olivetteplum tree nprunier m

plumpness

nRundlichkeit f, → Molligkeit f, → Pummeligkeit f; (of legs etc)Stämmigkeit f; (of face)Pausbäckigkeit f; (of chicken)Wohlgenährtheit f; the plumpness of her cheeksihre Pausbäckigkeit

plumpness

[ˈplʌmpnɪs] n (of person, arms) → rotondità; (of cheeks, face) → paffutezza

plump1

(ˈplamp) adjective
pleasantly fat and rounded; well filled out. plump cheeks.
plumply adverb
ˈplumpness noun
plump up
to shake (pillows etc) to restore their shape.
References in classic literature ?
The comely plumpness of her face was matched by the comely plumpness of her figure; it glided smoothly over the ground; it flowed in sedate undulations when she walked.
A stout waist, the plumpness of a wet-nurse, strong dimpled arms, red hands, were all in keeping with the swelling outlines and the fat whiteness of Norman beauty.
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.
But happily, either Anne was improved in plumpness and looks, or Lady Russell fancied her so; and Anne, in receiving her compliments on the occasion, had the amusement of connecting them with the silent admiration of her cousin, and of hoping that she was to be blessed with a second spring of youth and beauty.
Marian had been like a sack of meal, a dead weight of plumpness under which he has literally staggered.
At fifteen, appearances were mending; she began to curl her hair and long for balls; her complexion improved, her features were softened by plumpness and colour, her eyes gained more animation, and her figure more consequence.
His plumpness and his red, fat cheeks made his mourning not a little incongruous.
Whether from the influence of fashionable dissipation, or some other evil, a space of little more than twelve months had had the effect that might be expected from as many years, in reducing the plumpness of her form, the freshness of her complexion, the vivacity of her movements, and the exuberance of her spirits.
The idea of plumpness had a new significance here--a horrible significance.
Alec, surveying the belt with great disfavour as he put the clasp forward several holes, to Rose's secret dismay, for she was proud of her slender figure, and daily rejoiced that she wasn't as stout as Luly Miller, a former schoolmate, who vainly tried to repress her plumpness.
She had never used it herself, but she had read of the practice of eating arsenic among the Styrian peasantry for the purpose of clearing the color, and of producing a general appearance of plumpness and good health.
You take her on the understanding--let us say--that she has lovely yellow hair, that she has an exquisite complexion, that her figure is the perfection of plumpness, and that she is just tall enough to carry the plumpness off.