Antonyms for obese

Grammar : Adj
Spell : oh-bees
Phonetic Transcription : oʊˈbis

Definition of obese

Origin :
  • 1650s, back-formation from obesity and in part from Latin obesus "fat, stout, plump," past participle of obedere "that has eaten itself fat" (see obesity). According to OED, "Rare before 19th c." Related: Obeseness. Latin obesus was translated in Old English as oferfæt "overfat."
  • adj very overweight
Example sentences :
  • The obese individual jarred against him and fell to the ground.
  • Extract from : « The Velvet Glove » by Harry Harrison
  • Obese -us: unnaturally distended: usually applied to the abdomen.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • As if you did not drive me crazy, you obese, misshapen wine skin!
  • Extract from : « The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton » by Wardon Allan Curtis
  • Gad, how happy he would be to stab a rapier through any one of these obese swine!
  • Extract from : « Patsy » by S. R. Crockett
  • By this time Ilia Ivanovitch was beginning to become bald and obese.
  • Extract from : « Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 » by Olga Metchnikoff
  • An omnibus journey is, by the obese, regarded as so much exercise.
  • Extract from : « Highways and Byways in London » by Mrs. E. T. Cook.
  • He seized his obese bulk by the waist and lifted him high above his head.
  • Extract from : « Deepfreeze » by Robert Donald Locke
  • It is important that the bowels of obese patients be kept freely open.
  • Extract from : « Psychotherapy » by James J. Walsh
  • B, allowing for a slight rise in the ground, walks on an obese tabloid.
  • Extract from : « My Discovery of England » by Stephen Leacock
  • "He is becoming old and obese," murmured the less respectful of the demons.
  • Extract from : « Kai Lung's Golden Hours » by Ernest Bramah

Synonyms for obese

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