embonpoint


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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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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.
To understand how sarcastic were these exhortations, repeated at intervals, we should state that the approaching huntsman was a stout little man whose protuberant stomach was the evidence of a truly ministerial "embonpoint." He was struggling painfully across the furrows of a vast wheat-field recently harvested, the stubble of which considerably impeded him; while to add to his other miseries the sun's rays, striking obliquely on his face, collected an abundance of drops of perspiration.
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.
She was slightly inclined to EMBONPOINT. [plump hourglass figure]
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.
"Nothing grows in the shade, honey" - Singer Dolly Parton points to her embonpoint when told she has very small feet.
Singer Dolly Parton points to her embonpoint when told she has very small feet "Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list."
At the end, he wasn't slight, and resembled no one more than his brother Shammi, who brought embonpoint to the screen.
De meme, la chair est prise a pleine main pour verifier l'embonpoint, alors qu'une pincee assez douce suffit lorsqu'il s'agit des enfants que l'on espere en bonne sante malgre une malaria persistante dans le village.
La, dans un pensionnat des annees 1950, deux eleves decident d'une escapade nocturne qui ne passera pas inapercue d'un religieux qui porte tous les attributs habituels du personnage : robe noire, barbe blanche, calvitie fortement marquee, leger embonpoint, ton bourru ...
La, dans un pensionnat des annees 1950, deux eleves decident d'une escapade nocturne qui ne passera pas inapercue d'un religieux qui porte tous les attributs habitueis du personnage: robe noire, barbe blanche, calvitie fortement marquee, leger embonpoint, ton bourru ...