Origin of corpulentfrom Classical Latin corpulentus from corpus
The definition of corpulent is a person who is fat or obese.
An example of someone who would be described as corpulent is someone who is very fat.
Having an abundance or excess of flesh or fat. See Synonyms at fat.
From Old French corpulent, from Latin corpulentus.
- In personal appearance he was tall and corpulent, of a dignified presence and extremely powerful physique, with a bald forehead, close-cropped hair and short moustaches.
- His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.
- All of which suggests a personality mentally and physically phlegmatic, a suggestion strengthened by the fact that Bartholomaeus de Neocastro (quoted by Wenck) describes him as corpulent in 1290.
- Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.