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Related to embonpoint: Opsimath, fuliginous, clerisy


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.]


plumpness or stoutness
plump; stout
[C18: from phrase en bon point in good condition]


(Fr. ɑ̃ bɔ̃ˈpwɛ̃)

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"


n (hum euph)Embonpoint m or nt (dated), → Leibesfülle f
References in classic literature ?
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.
Maston, began to acquire a degree of embonpoint which would have rendered them unrecognizable if their imprisonment had been prolonged to some months.
L'IMC est represente sur l'axe des x, et les lignes pointillees verticales delimitent la categorie de l'embonpoint; les aires sous les courbes de distribution comprises dans cet intervalle sont egales a la proportion ou a la prevalence de personnes en embonpoint dans les populations respectives.
When she's at a poker table, male opponents are preoccupied with her embonpoint - I'm not quite sure what that is, but I've heard it beats a flush.
How lift-off had been achieved via Julia Roberts' embonpoint in Erin Brockovich.
Denied the pleasures of the gourmet by gravity and embonpoint, a sartorial disaster area and with a predilection for oval balls, Italy would seem to be off my international sourcing list.
Brownlee's acting was overshadowed by that of Nicola Alaimo, who commanded the stage as Dandini, pompously strutting about Il Duce-like, replete with an embonpoint that demonstrated he could eat for four.
See Stearns, Fat History, 9 and the following example: "That 'Slight Inclination' to Embonpoint," Harper's Bazaar, Aug 4, 1883, 487.
Where's the nectarine going down "soft pulpy, slushy, oozy--all its delicious embonpoint melt[ing] down my throat like a large beatified Strawberry" (Rollins, Letters 2: 149, 179)?
She's got red bows, too, and red frills and red hair and red shoes and an orangey-red embonpoint (which I believe is the polite way of saying jugs) and a hemline that ends halfway up her substantial thighs.