English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'rotund'

(adjective) 
Definition
round and plump
A rotund gentleman appeared.
Synonyms
plump
He was walking a plump puppy down the street.
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heavy
He was short and heavy.
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fat
I can eat what I like without getting fat.
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stout
The film features Poirot, a stout detective with an elegant moustache.
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chubby
He used to tease me about being too chubby.
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obese
Obese people tend to have higher blood pressure than lean ones.
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fleshy
He was well-built, but too fleshy.
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tubby
He looks tubby and in need of some exercise.
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portly
a portly middle-aged man
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roly-poly
a short roly-poly man
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podgy
a blond, slightly podgy youngster
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corpulent
His rather corpulent figure betrayed his self-indulgent lifestyle.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
(of speech) pompous or grand
writing rotund passages of purple prose
Synonyms
pompous
She winced at his pompous phraseology.
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grandiloquent
She attacked her colleagues for indulging in `grandiloquent' language.
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orotund
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magniloquent
He waxed magniloquent on the cultivation of turnips.
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(adjective) 
Definition
round and plump
rotund towers, moats and drawbridges
Synonyms
round
the round church known as The New Temple
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spherical
purple and gold spherical earrings
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bulbous
his bulbous purple nose
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globular
The globular seed capsule contains numerous small seeds.
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orbicular
(adjective) 
the wonderfully rotund tones of the presenter
Synonyms
sonorous
`Doctor McKee?' the man called in an even, sonorous voice.
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deep
His voice was deep and mellow.
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rich
He spoke in that deep rich voice which made them all swoon.
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mellow
the mellow colours of autumn
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resonant
He responded with a resonant laugh.
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orotund
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reverberant

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bulbous
his bulbous purple nose
Synonyms
in the sense of chubby
Definition
plump and round
He used to tease me about being too chubby.
in the sense of corpulent
Definition
fat or plump
His rather corpulent figure betrayed his self-indulgent lifestyle.
Synonyms
fat,
beefy (informal),
well-padded,
fattish,

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