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abbed displaying well-developed abdominal muscles.
abdominous potbellied.
amplosome the short or stocky type of human figure.
asthenic weak; of slender build; (noun) one of slender build.
barebone (Shakesp.) a very lean person; one whose bones show through the skin.
beefcake (Coll.) sturdy masculine physique.
beefily (Adv.) BEEFY, thickly built,
beefiness the state of being beefy.
beefy thickly built.
bosomy of a woman, having large breasts.
bowleg a crooked leg.
bowlegged with outward curving legs.
brachydactyl having abnormally short fingers and toes.
brachydactylic having abnormally short fingers and toes.
brachydactylism abnormal shortness of fingers and toes.
brawnily (Adv.) BRAWNY, strongly built.
brawniness the state of being brawny.
brawny strongly built.
bucksom (Milton) buxom.
buirdly (Scots) stalwart; large and well made.
bulkily (Adv.) BULKY, massive.
bulkiness the state of being bulky.
bulky massive.
bullneck a thick short neck.
bullnecked having a thick neck.
burlily (Adv.) BURLY, big and strongly built.
burliness the state of being burly.
burly big and strongly built.
buxom plump and comely.
buxomly (Adv.) BUXOM, plump and comely.
buxomness the state of being buxom.
camsho (Scots) crooked or deformed.
camshoch (Scots) crooked or deformed.
casky cask-like.
chubbily (Adv.) CHUBBY, plump.
chubbiness the state of being chubby.
chubby plump, short, and thick.
chuffiness the quality of being chuffy.
chuffy fat or puffed out in the cheeks.
chunkily (Adv.) CHUNKY, solidly built.
chunky in chunks, solidly built.
corpulence the state of being corpulent.
corpulency the state of being corpulent.
corpulent fleshy.
corpulently (Adv.) CORPULENT, fleshy.
crookbacked hunchbacked.
dumpily (Adv.) DUMPY, short and thick of build.
dumpiness the state of being dumpy.
dumpy short and thick (noun) a dumpy person; a short umbrella
dwarfishness the state of being dwarfish.
ectomorph a psychophysical type with long thin bones and large surface relative.
ectomorphic being slender and thin.
ectomorphy the state of being an ectomorph.
emaciation the act of making very lean.
embonpoint (Fr.) plumpness of person; stoutness.
endomorph a person of generally heavy or rounded body build.
endomorphic heavily built.
exility (Obs.) slenderness, refinement.
fat stoutly built (noun) a substance found in adipose tissue (verb) to make or grow fat
fatly (Adv.) FAT, stoutly built.
fatness the state of being fat.
fattish somewhat fat.
fodgel (Scots) plump and solidly built; buxom.
fubby chubby and somewhat squat.
fubsy chubby and somewhat squat.
gangling loose-built, lanky.
gangly awkwardly tall and lanky.
gauntness the state of being gaunt.
gawkish gawky.
gawkishly (Adv.) GAWKISH, gawky.
gawkishness the state of being gawkish.
gracile slender.
gracileness slenderness.
gracility slenderness.
heavyset solidly built; stocky.
heftily (Adv.) HEFTY, big of build.
heftiness the state of being hefty.
hefty big of build.
herculean of extraordinary strength and size.
hexadactylic having six fingers.
hexadactylous having six fingers.
hippy having large hips (noun) a nonconformist
hulky bulky, unwieldy.
humpbacked having a humped back.
hunchback a person whose spine is convexly curved to an abnormal degree.
hunchbacked having a hunchback.
hyperdactyl having more than five fingers or toes.
hyperdactyly the state of having more than five fingers and toes.
jimp (Scots) slender.
jimply (Adv.) JIMP, slender.
jimpness (Scots) slenderness.
jowliness the state of being jowly.
jowly heavy jowled.
knuckly having large or prominent knuckles.
lank thin, shrunken (verb, Shakesp.) to make or become lean, shrunken
lankily (Adv.) LANKY, tall and lean.
lankiness the state of being lanky.
lankly (Adv.) LANK, lean, shrunken.
lankness the state of being lank.
lanky tall and loose-jointed.
lathy like a lath; long and slender.
leanness the state of being lean.
leany (Spenser) lean.
legginess the quality of being (disproportionately) long-legged.
leggy having noticeably long slim legs.
leptodactylous having fine, slender digits.
leptosomatic like a leptosome, of slender build.
leptosome a person with a slight or slender build.
leptosomic like a leptosome, of slender build.
lissom easily flexed, lithe.
lissome easily flexed, lithe.
lissomely (Adv.) LISSOME, characterized by easy flexibility and grace.
lissomeness the state of being lissome.
lissomly (Adv.) LISSOM, characterized by easy flexibility and grace.
lissomness the state of being lissom.
litheness the state of being lithe.
lithesome easily flexed, lithe.
mawger (Carib) lean, thin.
mesocephalic having a medium-sized skull; (noun) someone having a medium-sized skull.
mesocephalism having a medium skull.
mesocephalous having a medium skull.
mesocephaly having a medium skull.
mesocrany medium skull breadth.
mesognathism the state of having slightly projecting jaws.
mesognathous having slightly projecting jaws.
mesognathy the state of having slightly projecting jaws.
mesomorph a person of muscular body type.
mesomorphic being big-boned and muscular.
mesomorphism the state of being mesomorphic.
mesomorphous relating to a mesomorph.
mesomorphy the state of being a mesomorph.
moobies overdeveloped breasts on a man, caused by excess weight or lack of exercise.
muscley of a muscular build.
muscly of a muscular build.
muscularity the state of being muscular.
musculous (Obs.) muscular.
nonobese not obese.
obese very fat.
obesely (Adv.) OBESE, very fat.
obeseness the state of being obese.
obesity the state or condition of being obese.
orthocephalic having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length.
orthocephalous having a skull whose breadth is between 70 and 75 per cent of its length.
orthognathic having a lower jaw that neither projects nor recedes.
orthognathism the state of having straight jaws.
orthognathous having a lower jaw that neither projects nor recedes.
orthognathy the state of having normally aligned jaws.
overfat too fat.
overmuscled with an excessive amount of muscle.
overthin too thin.
oxycephalic having a conical skull.
oxycephalous having a conical skull.
oxycephaly the condition of having a conical skull.
paunchiness the state of being paunchy.
paunchy having a prominent paunch.
pentadactyly the state of being pentadactyl, having five fingers.
petit (Fr.) small, esp of build.
physique the form or structure of the body.
physiqued having a particular physique.
pindling puny or sickly.
pinguitude fatness.
plump well-rounded and full in form (verb) to make plump
plumpen to make plump.
plumpie (Shakesp.) plump.
plumpish somewhat plump.
plumply (Adv.) PLUMP, in a forthright manner.
plumpness the state of being plump.
plumpy (Shakesp.) plump.
poddy corpulent (noun) a young animal, esp a calf or lamb
podge a short, thickset person.
podgily (Adv.) PODGY, corpulent.
podginess the state of being podgy.
podgy corpulent.
polydactyl having too many fingers or toes; (noun) someone having too many fingers or toes.
polydactylism the state of being polydactyl, having more than the normal number of fingers.
polydactylous having too many fingers or toes.
polydactyly the state of being polydactyl, having too many fingers or toes.
portliness the state of being portly.
portly corpulent, stout.
potbellied having a potbelly.
potbelly a protruding abdominal region.
procerity tallness, loftiness.
prognathic having a jaw that projects forward.
prognathism the state of having projecting jaws.
prognathous having a jaw that projects forward.
pudge a short, thickset person.
pudgily (Adv.) PUDGY, corpulent.
pudginess the state of being pudgy.
pudgy corpulent.
pudsey pudgy, podgy.
pudsy podgy (noun) a plump person
pursily (Adv.) PURSY, fat, short-winded.
pursiness the state of being pursy.
pursy fat, short-winded.
pycnic characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful muscularity.
pycnosome a body type characterized by stockiness.
pyknic characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful muscularity; (noun) a person of pyknic build.
pyknosome the short or stocky type of human figure.
rackabones a very lean animal, esp a horse.
rangily (Adv.) RANGY, slim and long-limbed.
ranginess the state of being rangy.
rangy slim and long-limbed.
rawbone (Spenser) having little flesh.
rawboned having little flesh.
robust strong.
robustly (Adv.) ROBUST, strong.
robustness the state of being robust.
rotund rounded, plump (verb) to round
rotundly (Adv.) ROTUND, rounded.
rotundness the state of being rotund.
runtiness the state of being runty.
runtish somewhat like a runt.
runtishly (Adv.) RUNTISH, somewhat like a runt.
runty like a runt.
scaphocephalic having an abnormally long and narrow boat-shaped skull; (noun) someone having an abnormally long narrow skull.
scaphocephalism the state of being scaphocephalic, having an abnormally long and narrow boat-shaped skull.
scaphocephalous having an abnormally long and narrow boat-shaped skull.
scaphocephalus an abnormally long and narrow boat-shaped skull.
scraggily (Adv.) SCRAGGY, skinny.
scragginess the state of being scraggy.
scraggy skinny.
scrannel (Arch.) harsh, unmelodious; (noun) a thin person.
scranny thin; scrawny.
scrawnily (Adv.) SCRAWNY, having little flesh.
scrawniness the state of being scrawny.
scrawny having little flesh.
scrunty (Scots) stunted.
sedigitated six-fingered.
shapeliness the state of being shapely.
shapely having an attractive shape.
shilpit (Scots) sickly-looking, puny.
shortie (Coll.) a short person.
shortish somewhat short.
shortly (Adv.) SHORT, not long.
shorty (Coll.) a short person.
skinniness the state of being skinny.
skinny having little fat (noun) information, as in 'give me the skinny'
slender slight of build.
slenderly (Adv.) SLENDER, slight of build.
slenderness the state of being slender.
slight small in size or amount (noun) an insult; (verb) to treat with disregard
slightish somewhat slight.
slightly (Adv.) SLIGHT, small in size.
slightness the state of being slight.
slim slender (verb) to make slim
slimline slim, or conducive to slimness.
slimly (Adv.) SLIM, slender.
slimmer one engaged in slimming.
slimmish somewhat slim.
slimness the state of being slim.
slimpsy flimsy; frail.
slimsy flimsy, frail.
somatotype a type consisting of a physical build paired with a particular temperament; (verb) to place with regard to somatotype.
sonsie having pleasing curves; buxom, comely.
sonsy having pleasing curves; buxom, comely.
spareness the state of being spare; leanness.
spindlelegs long thin legs; a person who has these.
spindleshanks long thin legs; a person who has these.
spindly long and thin.
spuddy podgy.
squabbish somewhat fat or squat.
squabby short and thick.
squat short and thick (noun) the act of squatting; (verb) to sit on one's heels
squatly (Adv.) SQUAT, short and thick.
squatness the state of being squat.
squattily (Adv.) SQUATTY, squat; dumpy.
squattiness the state of being squatty.
squatty squat; dumpy.
statuesque tall and well-proportioned in figure.
statuesquely (Adv.) STATUESQUE, tall and well-proportioned in figure.
statuesqueness the state of being statuesque.
stature the natural height of a human or animal body.
statured having a stature.
steatopyga an excessive development of fat on the buttocks, esp on females.
steatopygia an excessive development of fat on the buttocks, esp of females.
steatopygic having fat buttocks.
steatopygous having fat buttocks.
stockily (Adv.) STOCKY, sturdy, thickset.
stockiness the state of being stocky.
stocky sturdy, thickset.
stouten to make stout.
stoutish somewhat stout.
stoutness the state of being stout.
stubbily (Adv.) STUBBY, short and squat.
stubbiness the state of being stubby.
stuggy (Dial.) thickset, stout.
sturdiness the state of being sturdy.
superthin very thin.
svelte (Fr.) slender, sleek.
sveltely (Adv.) SVELTE, slender.
svelteness the quality of being svelte.
sylphish sylphlike.
sylphy sylphlike.
tallish somewhat tall.
tallness the state of being tall.
thewless without thews.
thewy having strong or large thews.
thickset having a short thick body; (noun) one of thickset build.
thin not fat (verb) to make thin
thinly (Adv.) THIN, not thick.
thinness the state of being thin.
thinnish somewhat thin.
tridactyl having three fingers or toes.
tridactylous having three fingers or toes.
tubbiness the state of being tubby.
tubbish round and fat.
tubby corpulent.
tunbellied having a tunbelly, a potbelly.
tunbelly a potbelly.
underjawed with a heavy or underhung underjaw.
waiflike resembling a waif.
wanthriven (Scots) stunted, ill-grown.
weedily (Adv.) WEEDY, puny.
weedy puny.
willowy slender and graceful.
wirily (Adv.) WIRY, thin and tough.
wiriness the quality of being wiry.
wiry thin and tough.
xiphopagous like a xiphopagus, a set of Siamese twins joined in the region of the xiphoid cartilage.
xiphopagus a set of Siamese twins joined in the region of the xiphoid cartilage.
zaftig (Yiddish) having a full rounded figure, pleasingly plump.
zoftig (Yiddish) having a full rounded figure, pleasingly plump.