rotundity

rotundity
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Rounded-out quality
Nouns
1. rotundity, roundness, cylindricity, sphericity, spheroidicity, orbicularity, globosity, globularity. See circularity, curvature.
2. (spherical object) cylinder, cylindroid, barrel, drum, roll, rouleau, roller, column, rundle; sphere, globe, ball, spheroid, ellipsoid, drop, spherule, globule, blob, bubble, vesicle, bulb, bullet, pellet, bead, pill, BB shot, marble, pea, knob, pommel; cone, conoid, funnel, cornet; pear-, egg-, or bell-shape; bubo.
3. corpulence, obesity, embonpoint, stoutness, plumpness; middle, midsection, abdomen. Informal, bay window, breadbasket, belly, middle-age spread, spare tire, brisket, love handles, front porches, epigastrium, tummy, venter. Slang, fat city; bazoo, guts, table-muscle, puzzle-gut, bubble butt. See convexity, size.
4. fat or obese person. Informal, fatty. Slang, chubbette, lardo, lard-ass, lard-bucket, porker, oinker, buffalo.
Verbs — round [out], fill out, sphere, form into a sphere, ball, roll into a ball; snowball, bead; round off.
Adjectives
1. rotund[ate], round, circular; cylindric[al], columnar; conic[al], funnel-shaped, infundibular; spherical, orbicular, globular, global, globous, gibbous; beadlike, moniliform; pear-shaped, pyriform; egg-shaped, oval, ovoid, oviform, elliptical; bulbous, fungilliform; bell-shaped, campanulate, campaniform; eccentric.
2. corpulent, obese, fat, stout, plump, chubby, beefy, barrel-chested, adipose, ample, dumpy, fleshy, hunky, lumpish, meaty, overstuffed, paunchy, porcine, portly, potbellied, pudgy, tubby, thickset, stocky, full-fleshed, well-padded, callipygian, callipygous, roly-poly, differently sized; buxom, full[-figured], top-heavy, curvaceous, voluptuous, zaftig. Slang, stacked, built [like a brick shithouse].
3. resonant, sonorous, rounded, grandiloquent, magniloquent (see loudness).
Quotations — Has it ever struck you that there's a thin man inside every fat man? (George Orwell), The opera ain't over till the fat lady sings (Anon.), Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat (Hermann Goering), Fat is a feminist issue (Susie Orbach).
Antonyms, see angularity, layer.

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  • Rotundity — Ro*tund i*ty, n. [L. rotunditas: cf. F. rotondit[ e].] 1. The state or quality of being rotu?; roundness; sphericity; circularity. [1913 Webster] Smite flat the thick rotundity o the world! Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, completeness; entirety;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotundity — (n.) 1580s, from L. rotunditas, from rotundus round (see ROTUND (Cf. rotund)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • rotundity — rotund ► ADJECTIVE 1) large and plump. 2) round; spherical. DERIVATIVES rotundity noun rotundly adverb. ORIGIN Latin rotundus, from rotare rotate …   English terms dictionary

  • rotundity — noun see rotund …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rotundity — /roh tun di tee/, n., pl. rotundities. 1. the condition or quality of roundness or plumpness, as of an object or person. 2. fullness, as in tone or speech. 3. a full or rounded tone, phrase, or the like: oratorical rotundities. Also, rotundness.… …   Universalium

  • rotundity — noun The quality of being rotund …   Wiktionary

  • rotundity — ro tun·di·ty || rəʊ tÊŒndÉ™tɪ n. roundedness; chubbiness, plumpness; quality of having a full or deep voice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rotundity — n. Roundness, sphericity, rotundness, globosity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rotundity — n 1. roundness, roundedness, globu larity, globosity; sphericity, sphericalness, orbiculari ty. 2. corpulence, plumpness, stoutness, Fr. embonpoint. portliness, chubbiness, pudginess, roly poliness, (of a woman) buxomness; obesity, fatness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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