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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 ?
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.
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 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.
At the end, he wasn't slight, and resembled no one more than his brother Shammi, who brought embonpoint to the screen.
En le rebaptisant, on marque la fin de son ancien statut de captif, son individualite et eventuellement un trait distinctif comme son embonpoint (Sumo), ou son lieu d'origine (Pundu, Taruna).
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 .
Son quelque chose de perspicacibus, teint estoit frais, plus percant que colore uiuido atque & ses joues avoient ceux du commun des inexhausti uigoris, vn embonpoint qui Hommes.
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.
Though typically not heard today, the libretto clearly specifies that this word is used as part of a humorous rhyme: "I have the embonpoint (pwong)/To become the queen of song.
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.
Il se voit bien en ane de Buridan, mais avec le respectable embonpoint propre a Fernando Rey.