What is another word for thickset?

164 synonyms found


[ θˈɪksɛt], [ θˈɪksɛt], [ θ_ˈɪ_k_s_ɛ_t]

Thickset is a term that is often used to describe someone who has a sturdy build or a stocky physique. However, there are several other synonyms that one can use to portray the same meaning. These include burly, hefty, beefy, stout, and muscular. While all these words describe a person who is broad and strong, each word carries its nuances and may be more appropriate depending on the context. For instance, burly can suggest ruggedness, while hefty indicates a lot of weight. Similarly, beefy and muscular can be used to describe someone with well-defined muscles. Ultimately, the choice of synonym depends on the specific physical description required and the stylistic preference of the writer or speaker.

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How to use "Thickset" in context?

Whenever describing someone, especially a man, as being thick, ones meaning is generally not good. Someone could be thick of character or thick in body, but often the implication is negative. Thick is a descriptor often hurled at people who are unappealing, undeserving or who seem too unwieldy or unyielding. Thin has historically been seen as attractive, desirable and in line with societal norms. Even in the present day, thin is still often seen as advantageous, more coddling and less challenging. A person who is thick carries weight in positive, positive ways.

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