Synonyms for stout


Grammar : Adj
Spell : stout
Phonetic Transcription : staʊt

Top 10 synonyms for stout Other synonyms for the word stout

Définition of stout

Origin :
  • c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
  • adj overweight
  • adj strong, brawny
  • adj courageous
Example sentences :
  • Among the passengers was a stout, good-looking man, a New York merchant.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Bates was a stout sailor, rough in appearance, but with a warm and kindly heart.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Where she had been stout thirteen years before, she was now frankly fat.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • All the enemy's vessels had regular quarters, and the ships were stout craft.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • As this was a stout rope, something must part, before we could be washed away.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • She did not expect to see a stout, middle-aged man, but a slim youth.
  • Extract from : « The Yates Pride » by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Then spread it thick and even on a stout piece of smooth board.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • James Warren was a stout, thick-set man, about forty years of age.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • The stout lady's husband was awaiting her; he handed her, in silence, a telegram.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • "Truly, he is not so old nor so stout as thou art," said Robin.
  • Extract from : « The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood » by Howard Pyle

Antonyms for stout

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