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Related to portly: poignant
adj. port·li·er, port·li·est
1. Having a round, stout body. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Archaic Stately or dignified.
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adj, -lier or -liest
1. stout or corpulent
2. archaic stately; impressive
[C16: from port5 (in the sense: deportment, bearing)]
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port•ly(ˈpɔrt li, ˈpoʊrt-)
adj. -li•er, -li•est.
rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent.
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|Adj.||1.||portly - euphemisms for `fat'; "men are portly and women are stout"|
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
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adjective stout, fat, overweight, plump, large, heavy, ample, bulky, burly, obese, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby (informal), rotund, corpulent a portly middle-aged man
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portly[ˈpɔːrtli] adj → corpulent(e)port of call n
[ship, passenger] → (port d')escale f
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portly[ˈpɔːtlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → corpulento/a
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