What is another word for rotund?

Pronunciation: [ɹə͡ʊtˈʌnd] (IPA)

Rotund is a word that describes someone or something as plump, chubby or round. Synonyms for rotund include words such as overweight, chubby, corpulent and pudgy. Other synonyms for rotund that have similar meanings include the words plump, paunchy, pot-bellied, tubby and bulging. The word rotund is often used to describe someone who is pleasantly overweight or to describe an object that is round in shape. Using synonyms for rotund can help add variety to your writing or speech and provide a more descriptive and colorful portrayal of the person or object you are describing.

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What are the hypernyms for Rotund?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for rotund?

Rotund, meaning round and plump in shape or appearance, has a set of antonyms that represent the exact opposite meaning. The first antonym for rotund is angular, suggesting pointed edges, corners and lack of curves, which signifies a thin and bony frame. The next antonym is lean, which highlights a body form that lacks any excess of flesh or fat. Gaunt, meaning thin and excessively bony or angular, represents a further antonym to rotund. Finally, emaciated, meaning abnormally thin or weak, signifies a frail and malnourished form which displays the polar opposite of a rotund body. These antonyms give an idea of the variety of forms the human body can take.

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Usage examples for Rotund

The captain's form was dimly discernible against the canvas dodger, extraordinarily huge and rotund.
William McFee
His small, well-kept hands knew no fatigue, and his master often watched them, almost transparent, fragile and aristocratic, as they shaved his rotund oily face.
James Huneker
He looked as if he had just stepped out of a bandbox, he was so polished and rotund.
"The Song of Songs"
Hermann Sudermann

Famous quotes with Rotund

  • Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like 'Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn't want the kids to use the skateboard park', or 'Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.' It would be so freeing to get a script where my character is simply described as 'A Man'.
    Fred Melamed

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