thickset


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thick·set

 (thĭk′sĕt′)
adj.
1. Having a solid, stocky form or body; stout.
2. Positioned or placed closely together.

thickset

(ˌθɪkˈsɛt)
adj
1. stocky in build; sturdy
2. densely planted or placed
n
(Botany) a rare word for thicket

thick•set

(adj. ˈθɪkˈsɛt; n. -ˌsɛt)

adj.
1. heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset wrestler.
2. set in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge.
n.
3. a thicket.
[1325–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thickset - having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.thickset - planted or growing close together; "thickset trees"
concentrated - gathered together or made less diffuse; "their concentrated efforts"; "his concentrated attention"; "concentrated study"; "a narrow thread of concentrated ore"

thickset

adjective stocky, sturdy, burly, strong, heavy, muscular, bulky, beefy (informal), well-built, stubby, brawny, powerfully built his stout, thickset figure
stocky gaunt, bony, lanky, angular, weedy (informal), scrawny, gangling, scraggy, rawboned

thickset

adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations

thickset

[ˌθɪkˈset] ADJ [person] → robusto, fornido; [features] → grueso, gordo

thickset

[ˌθɪkˈsɛt] adj [person] → trapu(e)thick-skinned thickskinned [ˌθɪkˈskɪnd] adj [person] → insensible

thickset

[ˌθɪkˈsɛt] adj (person) → tarchiato/a, tozzo/a
References in classic literature ?
Monsieur Faucheux's horses were serviceable animals, with thickset knees, and legs that had some difficulty in moving.
The man who now confronted Gashford, was a squat, thickset personage, with a low, retreating forehead, a coarse shock head of hair, and eyes so small and near together, that his broken nose alone seemed to prevent their meeting and fusing into one of the usual size.
demanded a thickset, moon-faced young Flamand in a blouse.
I did so, and was confronted by a short, thickset man, who recognized me with a smile, but whom I failed to recognize.
There was a man with a huge belly and a jovial face, noisily kissing a woman of the town, thickset and brawny.
A sunburnt, quick, lithe, little man, though rather thickset.
Madame Baudoyer, whose only daughter was treading--to use an expression of old Saillard's--on the tail of her twelve years, laid claim to Falleix, a thickset, swarthy, active young fellow, of shrewd principles, whose education she was superintending.
He points to John, a red-faced, thickset man in dungarees and a stained white T-shirt.
We turn the corner on cobbled Owengate, calves aching from the climb, and the thickset Norman Cathedral surges into view.
It is polished, well written, thoroughly researched but never thickset, and it offers an accessible, intelligent perspective on the culture of speed in the academy.
As a child, I'd accompany my mother every year to the marketplace in Pardes Katz, a suburb of Ramat Gan, to go see the thickset man who stood there, his white shirt speckled with tiny pinpricks of blood, leaning against dirty green crates stuffed with frantic foul.