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1. Rounded in figure; plump. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Round or spherical: "a rotund jar of limpid honey" (Aleksandar Hemon).

[Latin rotundus; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

ro·tun′di·ty, ro·tund′ness n.
ro·tund′ly adv.
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Noun1.rotundness - the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
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The reason for my rotundness, and new-found maturity, is simply three days in a very swanky hotel in London.
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But after another troubled week where he has suffered from blisters and been photographed disc-jockeying at a Swiss nightclub, the beefy Brazilian later emerged to blame the media for reporting his rotundness.