Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being stout, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being stout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A state or quality of being stout.
  • noun countable, rare The result or product of being stout.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of excessive fatness
  • noun the property of being strong and resolute

Etymologies

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From stout +‎ -ness

Examples

  • He always wears the camel's-hair tunic, which ends just below the knee; at Siena it is thick, like some woolly fleece; it conceals and broadens the frame, thus suggesting a stoutness which is not warranted by the size of the leg.

    Donatello, by Lord Balcarres

  • 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.

    CHAPTER VI

  • She is a large, motherly woman, just verging on beneficent stoutness — the kind, you know, that always cooks nice things and that never gets angry.

    Confession

  • Despite her stoutness, she suffered from what she called shattered nerves.

    CHAPTER IV

  • LB Cameron Nwosu — The 5-10, 223 pound all-state selection is a prototypical linebacker because of his stoutness, strength and quickness.

    Around the Conference USA

  • Or will it be Martin Castrogiovanni, stoutness itself in the Six Nations for Italy, on the Leicester tight-head?

    Leicester's and Leinster's Heineken meeting is a delicious prospect | Eddie Butler

  • I've always rather fancied the Lutyenesque stoutness of this chap and it has proved a great landmark on the A1 along with the English Electric Lightening and the slag heap at Bawtry.

    Silent Neighbour

  • We were not actually testing the sensitivity of their feet but the stoutness of their heart.

    Violet Eyes

  • We were not actually testing the sensitivity of their feet but the stoutness of their heart.

    Violet Eyes

  • Since no ready-made garments were on the market for this customer, Lane Bryant Malsin and her husband measured some forty-five hundred individual customers in the store and utilized other statistics on about two hundred thousand women to determine three general types of stoutness, then designed clothes to fit them.

    Lane Bryant Malsin.

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