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Synonyms for overweight
ˈoʊ vərˈweɪt; ˈoʊ vərˌweɪt; ˌoʊ vərˈweɪtover·weight

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  1. overweightnoun


  2. overweightadjective

    heavier than what is generally considered healthy for a given body type and height.


  3. overweightadjective

    morbidly obese, clinically obese, super obese, obese, fat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corpulence, overweight, stoutness, adiposisadjective

    the property of excessive fatness

    corpulence, adiposis, stalwartness, stoutness

    lean, thin

  2. fleshy, heavy, overweightadjective

    usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

    laboured, sullen, laborious, heavy, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, sarcoid, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), arduous, operose, heavy(p), big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    thin, lean

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  1. overweightnoun


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  1. List of paraphrases for "overweight":

    overweight-, obese, obesity, over-weight, bulge, girth

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  1. Mark Mattson:

    We published two studies with Dr. Michelle Harvie at the University of Manchester ; each included 100 overweight women, and the design of both studies was the same, we divided them into two groups ; one group got the 5:2 diet ; the other group had three meals per day but we reduced the amount of calories by 20 % to 25 % below what they normally eat -- so that the weekly calorie intake of both groups would be the same.

  2. Elliot Richard Haut:

    For someone who’s a little overweight, there might be a little bit of an added risk, but as you get very severely obese or morbidly obese, the risk becomes even higher.

  3. Mathieu Negre:

    Structurally it will be underweight the biggest countries and overweight the smallest countries. Over time this should deliver lower volatility versus the benchmark, thanks to better diversification.

  4. Dustin Duncan:

    Parents may be looking to peers at their child’s preschool and in their local neighborhoods as the standard, and these peers may also be overweight or obese.

  5. Ewan McGregor:

    You see my naked body, although I wear some padding for Ray to make him heavier, this scene had to justify that padding. It wouldn’t make sense for me to wear padding and not be fat when I got out of the bath. So when I got out of the bath, I was properly overweight for me.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. surface
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overt
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