Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. fatness; obesity; the process of growing fat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fatness; a growing fat; obesity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fatness; a growing fat.

Etymologies

Latin pinguitudo, from pinguis fat. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Their form as Shadow, accompanied by no intervening body nor by any sun, and uniquely comprehensible as a mode of dementia, cautious and sapid …” pinguitude.

    Continuing to Improve My Vocabulary « So Many Books

  • “Vegetable pinguitude gives it harbor from Triangular rancors.” lacustrine.

    Continuing to Improve My Vocabulary « So Many Books

  • Later reflection induced me to examine this surmise in detail, and to conclude finally that the theory is true, and that the enigma of Hamlet's character can be solved through calculations of pinguitude.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • As the wife of Raymond, she would probably have lapsed by now into pinguitude and sloth -- unless discontent and exasperation had prevented.

    On the Stairs

  • Huge iron-clasped books lay before this ominous specimen of pinguitude — the records of the realm of misery, in which office he officiated as prime minister; and had Peveril come thither as an unconcerned visitor, his heart would have sunk within him at considering the mass of human wretchedness which must needs be registered in these fatal volumes.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Huge iron-clasped books lay before this ominous specimen of pinguitude -- the records of the realm of misery, in which office he officiated as prime minister; and had Peveril come thither as an unconcerned visitor, his heart would have sunk within him at considering the mass of human wretchedness which must needs be registered in these fatal volumes.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • I saw Dr Gregory [5] to day. a very brawn looking man — of most episcopal pinguitude — & full moon cheeks. there is much tallow in him.

    Letter 215

  • "To her mighty bone she hath a pinguitude withal which makes the depth of winter to her the most desirable season.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 72, October, 1863

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