stoutness


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stout

?(stout)
adj. stout·er, stout·est
1.
a. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent. See Synonyms at fat.
b. Strong in body; sturdy: added a stout defensive end to improve the front line.
c. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial: "They met a stout barrier of old farm-carts upturned" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
2.
a. Having or marked by boldness or determination; resolute: stout of heart.
b. Stubborn or uncompromising: put up stout resistance to the proposal.
3. Having a strong flavor: a cup of stout coffee.
n.
1.
a. A thickset or corpulent person.
b. A garment size for a large or heavy figure.
2. A very dark ale or lager beer.

[Middle English, from Old French estout, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stout′ish adj.
stout′ly adv.
stout′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stoutness - the property of being strong and resolute
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
2.stoutness - the property of excessive fatnessstoutness - the property of excessive fatness  
corpulency, fleshiness - more than average fatness
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Translations

stoutness

[ˈstaʊtnɪs] Ngordura f, corpulencia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 ? William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 ? HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

stoutness

n
(= corpulence)Untersetztheit f, → Korpulenz f; (of woman)Fülligkeit f
(= sturdiness, of stick, horse) → Kr?ftigkeit f; (of door, rope, wall, gate)St?rke f; (of shoes)Festigkeit f
(= resoluteness, of heart) → Tapferkeit f; (of resistance also)Beherztheit f, → Mannhaftigkeit f (liter); (of refusal, denial)Entschiedenheit f; (of belief)Festigkeit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. ? William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 ? HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

stoutness

[ˈstaʊtnɪs] n (of person) → corpulenza; (of stick, shoes) → robustezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition ? HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Every twig was covered with a white nap as of fur grown from the rind during the night, giving it four times its usual stoutness; the whole bush or tree forming a staring sketch in white lines on the mournful gray of the sky and horizon.
"Stoutness and slimness seem to be matters of predestination," said Anne.
Gentlemen came; saw Julia at rehearsal; observed her stoutness and her wig; omitted to notice that her heart was in the right place; quailed at the prospect, apologized, and retired.
Don Quixote was standing by at the time, highly pleased to see his squire's stoutness, both offensive and defensive, and from that time forth he reckoned him a man of mettle, and in his heart resolved to dub him a knight on the first opportunity that presented itself, feeling sure that the order of chivalry would be fittingly bestowed upon him.
In spite of her exceptional stoutness, which caused her to protrude her chest and stomach and throw back her head, this woman (who was "Uncle's" housekeeper) trod very lightly.
How long he might have sat there to recover his breath is problematical, for he rose as rapidly as his stoutness would permit, spurred on by Michael's teeth already sunk into the fleshy part of his shoulder.
Grewgious, smiling; 'and Furnival's is fire-proof, and specially watched and lighted, and I live over the way!' In the stoutness of his knight-errantry, he seemed to think the last-named protection all sufficient.
He was inclined to stoutness, but not unpardonably so; his hair was thin, but he was not aggressively bald; his face was dull, but certainly not stupid.
Opposite was the Duchess of Harley, a lady of admirable good-nature and good temper, much liked by every one who knew her, and of those ample architectural proportions that in women who are not duchesses are described by contemporary historians as stoutness. Next to her sat, on her right, Sir Thomas Burdon, a Radical member of Parliament, who followed his leader in public life and in private life followed the best cooks, dining with the Tories and thinking with the Liberals, in accordance with a wise and well-known rule.
Let him front the object of his worst apprehension, and his stoutness will commonly make his fear groundless.
"They call him Hard-Heart, from the stoutness of his resolution; and well is he named, if all I have heard of his deeds be true."
In times of violence, every eminent person must fall in with many opportunities to approve his stoutness and worth; therefore every man's name that emerged at all from the mass in the feudal ages, rattles in our ear like a flourish of trumpets.