Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.1)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



[A]. Lean
[B]. Gaunt
[C]. Emaciated
[D]. Obese

Answer: Option D


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S.Raja Ram said: (Sep 10, 2010)  
Gaunt means excessively fat..

Krishna said: (Sep 10, 2010)  
CORPULENT means large of body. Obese means Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person.

Niti said: (Sep 20, 2010)  
Gaunt means thin body.

Obese means fat.

Ankush said: (Sep 26, 2010)  
Corpulent means excessively fat (a corpulent man)

Mopin. said: (Sep 27, 2010)  
Pig has corpulent body.

Jagjeet said: (Oct 2, 2010)  
Corpulent means somewt which is thick. Here we have two options gaunt and obese. Gaunt mean thin but obese mean fatty (obesity). That is obese is the correct one.

Sarada said: (Oct 12, 2010)  
Corpulent : Plump, Fat, Fleshy

a. Lean : Bend, Incline, Slant, Bow
b. Gaunt : Thin, Skinny, Lean, Bony
c. Emaciated : Thin, Wasted, Sunken
d. Obese : Plump, Fat, Large

So Corpulent : Obese.

Madhavan said: (Nov 9, 2010)  
LEAN means thin
EMACIATED means become thin
GAUNT is also small,thin

Saravanan said: (Nov 14, 2010)  
CORPULENT means some thing to see fat and thick

Kirubakar said: (Dec 9, 2010)  
Corpulent means physically bulky or fat.

Satish Kr Singh said: (Dec 15, 2010)  
The meaning of corpulent is excessively fat.

Lean has several meaning: * to incline or bend from vertical position
* thin lacking excess flesh
* rely on for support
* containing little excess
* tend : have a tendency to do or being something

Gaunt means very thin "especially from disease or hunger or cold.

emaciated means bony : very thin

obese is excessively fat.

from above we can conclude that corpulent has the same meaning as obese.

Joytsna Bhati said: (Dec 20, 2010)  
Corpulent means phisically bulky and faty.

Keerthana said: (Jan 5, 2011)  
Obese- excessively fat.


1. Weighty.
2. Rotund.

Gobi said: (Jan 7, 2011)  
obese mean extreme fat

Dev Ashish said: (Jan 9, 2011)  
Corpulent means excessively fat

Pranav Joshi said: (Jan 23, 2011)  
An elephent has corpulent body.

Nisha said: (Jan 23, 2011)  
Corpulent is the synonyms of obese which means excessively fat.

Akash said: (Jan 24, 2011)  
corpulent: excessively fat.



Senthil Raja said: (Feb 9, 2011)  
obese-very fat
emaciate-abnormally thin,feeble

Pankaj said: (Feb 22, 2011)  
physically bulky; fat
[from Latin corpulentus fleshy]
corpulence , corpulency n
corpulently adv

Bhaskar said: (Feb 28, 2011)  
CORPULENT means large of body. Obese means Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person.

Jagadeesh said: (Mar 13, 2011)  
People say 'corpulent to avoid saying 'fat'.

Sowmya said: (Mar 17, 2011)  
Lean, gaunt, emaciated means very thin. Corpulent and obese means very fat. Same meaning.

So obese is the answere.

Shakti said: (Apr 4, 2011)  
Corpulent means fatty. Here we have two options iegaunt which mean thin and another one is obese derived from obesity that means fatty.

Ashish Kaushal said: (Apr 26, 2011)  
Corpulent rightly related to obese.

Keerti said: (May 2, 2011)  
Gaunt, lean, emaciate all means thin.

Corpulent means excessively fat-So D is the right answer.

Lavanya said: (May 17, 2011)  
CORPULENT means beefy means informal i.e.,fat,large...For example:she was supposed to b the most CORPULENT women in England... so it means about fatness whereas the answer should be option D ...

Aswini said: (Jun 25, 2011)  
corpulent means fat.gaunt and emaciated means very thin and weak because of illness and extremely hunger.obese means the meaning of corpulent is obese

Sandhya said: (Jun 28, 2011)  
Its actually meaned as a weighted person or a person with excess fat.

Rajesh said: (Jul 23, 2011)  
CORPULENT means large of body. Obese means Obesity occurs over time when you eat more calories than you use. The balance between calories-in and calories-out differs for each person.

Sonam said: (Jul 26, 2011)  
Corpulent means physically bulky/fat so the ans is obese.

Pavi said: (Sep 10, 2011)  
Corpulent is excessively fat that is weighted man that synomyn is obuse, rotund, weighty.

Ganesh said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
Corpulent-fat. Obesity is caused by excessive accumulation of fat in human's body. Persons who are suffering from this problem are used to be called by the people as an obese.

Arjun said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
According to oxford synonyms of corpulent is fat, obese, stout.

Hemasundar said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Obese is grossly fat, some what a fat man.

Janhavi said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Corpulent mens very fat.
Obese means fat.

But, lean means thin.

Gaunt means lean and haggard.

Emaciated means thin from illness.

Dhananjay Kumar said: (Sep 27, 2011)  
Obese : - very fat, in a way that is not healthy.
Corpulent : - fat.

Malli said: (Oct 12, 2011)  
It means fat so option d is sufficient, remaing three comes meaning as weak and hunger.

The Guide said: (Dec 13, 2011)  
Corpulent comes from two words (corpse+opulent)

Corpse means boby
opulent means in excess,huge,large amount of something(body,money,etc)
e.g:- for opulent-BillGates is an opulent person

Pavan said: (Jan 8, 2012)  
Corpulent means fat,Large in body,chubby,fleshy Etcetera.
SYnonyms include stout,portly,obese

Manish Deo said: (May 9, 2012)  
Corpulent means fat and fleshy, stout, obese.

Naina Vetma said: (May 25, 2012)  
CORPULENT: means Fatty Person and Obses also have same meaning.
Lean,Gaunt: means weak (opposite to obses).
Emaciated:means dissolvable

Mayank Mishra said: (Aug 3, 2012)  
There are certainly many other ways to describe a fat person: obese, overweight, and stout are only a few. Corpulent is from Latin corpulentus, from corpus "body. " The Latin suffix -ulentus, corresponding to English -ulent, has the meaning "full of, having in quantity. ".

Navya said: (Sep 22, 2012)  
Gaunt means bony or person with loose wrist.
Emaciated is something like gaunt.
Lean is thin.
Obese is fat.
Corpulent is obese.

Ritu Sharma said: (Sep 29, 2012)  
Corpulent defines that one has too much fat.

Robin N said: (Oct 4, 2012)  
CORPULENT means large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.

Rahul said: (Oct 12, 2012)  
A corpulent gentleman.

Lean = thin.
Gaunt = very thin, specially because of illness or hunger.

Emaciated = very thin & week because of illness or extreme hunger.
Obese = extremely fat.

So correct answer is option [D]. Obese.

Suman Misra said: (Nov 21, 2012)  
Corpulent(related to a person)---Excessively fat
a)Lean (related to animal)---- weak
b)Gaunt(related to a person)---thin
c)Emaciated (related to a person)----very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold.
d)Obese (related to a person)---excessively fat.
So, (d)is appropriate.

Sowdhanya said: (Jan 7, 2013)  
Corpulent - fat (given).

Lean - weak.

Gaunt - lean.

Emaciated - thin (or) weak.

Obese - fat.

Dinesh said: (Jan 24, 2013)  
CORPULENT: means Fatty Person and Obses also have same meaning.
Lean,Gaunt: means weak (opposite to obses).
Emaciated:means dissolvable

So correct answer is option [D]. Obese.

Upendra said: (Feb 4, 2013)  
Corpulent and obese both have same meaning-excessively fat, stout.

Rajkumar said: (Feb 5, 2013)  
CORPULENT: means Fatty Person and Obses also have same meaning.
Lean,Gaunt: means weak (opposite to obses).
Emaciated: means dissolvable.

Sajid said: (Mar 25, 2013)  
CORPULENT:-fat, chubby.

Synonyms: baby elephant, beefy, blimp, bulky, burly, embonpoint, fat, fleshy, gross, having a bay window, having a spare tire, heavy, hefty, husky, large, lusty, obese, overblown, overweight, plump, portly, roly-poly, rotund, stout, tubby, weighty, well-padded.

Obese:-very overweight.

Synonyms: adipose, avoirdupois, corpulent, fat, fleshy, gross*, heavy, outsize, paunchy, plump, porcine, portly, pudgy, rotund, stout.

Tejas G. Dhanuka said: (Jul 16, 2013)  
Corpulent means "fat". people usually use it to avoid the use of word "fat/obese". Other words mean/related to "thin/lean/skinny", So "obese" is correct.

Raveendar Panicker said: (Jul 20, 2013)  
Can anyone say the meaning for the word "Plump"?

Lasya said: (Aug 6, 2013)  
How can we improve our vocabulary?

Lasya said: (Aug 6, 2013)  
Can anyone give me suggestions to improve my verbal ability?

Brijesh said: (Aug 16, 2013)  
Corpulent means excessively fat, Emaciated Gaunt Means Very thin While Lean means bend from vertical position.

Pooja Kamble said: (Aug 17, 2013)  
Lean: thin.

Gaunt: lean & bony.

Emaciated: thin.

Obese: fat body.

Ravindra Rathore said: (Sep 2, 2013)  
Lean and Gaunt have meaning words as thin body, emaciated means more thin and obese has same meaning as corpulent.

Sushil Bhusewar said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
Corpulent means Fat body.

Obese means Fat Body.

So answer is Obese.

Trupti said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
Corpulent means excessively fat.

Leans means thin, to incline.

Gaunt means thin.

Emaciated means lean, wasted.

Obese means abnormally fat.

Apurva said: (Sep 30, 2013)  
Yeah I got.

Corpulent means fat. He is a corpulent man. Which is having excessive fat.

Where as gaunt means. Thin, skinny, lean.

And lean is thin.

Emaciated is becoming thin, lean etc.

Rajesh said: (Oct 28, 2013)  
CORPULENT means when we eat extra foods as compare to our body and that the human body is not respond well, or you say that the paining & gas in body.

Arun said: (Nov 29, 2013)  
Gaunt means very thin, so it is opposite word of corpulent.

B Ramu said: (Dec 27, 2013)  
Obese, corpulent means excessively fat.

S Sujeet said: (Jan 2, 2014)  
Corpulent is stander word for fat so obese similar to it.

Nitesh said: (Feb 22, 2014)  
Emaciated means reduced or lessened in a sense.

Vr Chowdary said: (Mar 8, 2014)  
Corpulent means larger body,

Lean means incline, bow,

Gaunt means thin body,

Emaciated means thin, fat.

Obese means obesity which occurs when you eat more calories than you use.

So obese is the correct answer because of larger body will occurs only when obesity we occupied.

Anirban said: (Mar 30, 2014)  
Corpulent means excessively fat, and among these option only obese means so.

Shadab Ali said: (Apr 13, 2014)  
CORPULENT means when we eat extra foods as compare to our body and that the human body is not respond well, or you say that the paining & gas in body.

Sonu Nayak said: (Apr 17, 2014)  
Corpulent means fatty, suppose you don't want to hurt a fatty person so you can respectfully say him a corpulent gentleman.

Obese: has the same meaning excessively fat, weighty, overweight etc.

Vasanthamani.K said: (Apr 19, 2014)  
Corpulent means excessively fat.

Obese means extremely fat.

Sonam14Soni@Gmail.Com said: (Jul 22, 2014)  
Corpulent means fat(large).

Obese means extremely fat.

Gokul.S said: (Jul 22, 2014)  
Excessive fat is not an equal word to fat.

Ankit said: (Aug 18, 2014)  
Corpulent means fat(large).

Obese means extremely fat.

Vikas Kumar Singh said: (Aug 24, 2014)  
Lean, gaunt and emaciated means thin obese means fat and corpulent means fat or well-built.

Vsvas said: (Sep 7, 2014)  
Corpulent : stout, Fat, plump, Fleshy.

Hemant said: (Sep 20, 2014)  
Lean gaunt means : Weak and malnutrition people,
Where as obese refer fat.
Emaciated healthy or fit.

Beerendra said: (Sep 22, 2014)  
Gaunt means required calorie, but obese means extra calorie as per required. So nearest answer is obese.

Madhavi said: (Oct 18, 2014)  
Gaunt means very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold.

Madhavi Bashipangu said: (Oct 19, 2014)  
Gaunt, Emaciate, Lean these 3 are give same meaning that is thin. The remaining word obese is the synonym of corpulent. Obese is stands for excessively fat.

Harsha said: (Oct 19, 2014)  
Corpulent means fat.

Now compare with the options.

Lean mean thin.
Emaciated mean thin.
Gaunt means very thin.
Obese means fat.

Rajesh said: (Oct 22, 2014)  
How to I find history of a word?

Daniel said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
I believe the answer given is justified, not tricky. One can eliminate other options of similar meaning to increase the chance of selecting the right answer.

Geetha said: (Nov 3, 2014)  
Corpulent means a weighty man.

Jitendra said: (Mar 18, 2015)  
Corpulent means having abundance or excess flesh or fat.

We can for obese which is directly excess of fat, where as lean and gaunt are of same meaning not fleshy fat or thin.

Emaciated is abnormally thin once again same, so result is [D].

Alex said: (Jun 3, 2015)  
Obese is the right synonyms for this word.

Ramya said: (Jul 9, 2015)  
Corpulent means grossly fat or over weight i.e obese.

Pragya said: (Jul 13, 2015)  
Sir I am not able to solve questions of synonyms. I don't remember the meaning.

Naveen said: (Jul 15, 2015)  
Corpulent means having a large bulky body.

R_V said: (Jul 21, 2015)  
Lean, Gaunt, emaciated -> Thin.

Corpulent, Obese -> Thick.


1>Michel said to William"In your childhood you were too lean and now you became little obese".

2>Because of illness she became quite gaunt.

3>Emaciated body sometimes reflects one's weakness.

4>After having it's meal, the dog looks corpulent.

Pankaj said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
Corpulent means fat and that is obese.

Sourabh Shastri said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
It is known as excessive fat. Having an over abundance of flesh.

Tamil said: (Aug 12, 2015)  
Corpulent=Obese. Because obese correct meaning.

Subrahmanyam said: (Sep 20, 2015)  
Corpulent means fat and obese is synonym to it. Emaciated and gaunt means thin.

Ranshu said: (Sep 30, 2015)  
Gaunt: Thin, hunger.

Obese: Fat.

Jagadeesh said: (Oct 9, 2015)  
CORPULENT means fat body and obese also have same meaning.

Vikash Bhardwaj said: (Nov 6, 2015)  
Corpulent means fatty by size of body and Obese means also.

Reeten said: (Dec 1, 2015)  
Corpulent means fat or thick person or obese.

Ch Suresh said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Corpulent mean excessively fat.

Synonyms: Obese, weighty, rotund.

Bhumika Gandhi said: (Jan 6, 2016)  
Obese is correct answer. Extremely large can be defined this way either.

Rakesh said: (Jan 25, 2016)  
Corpulent means fatty and so its synonym is obese. Lean, gaunt and emaciated means a thin.

Amro Das said: (Jan 26, 2016)  
Corpulent means fat. So obese is its synonym as obese also means the same.

Pavithra S said: (Mar 16, 2016)  
Corpulent means over fat. Obesity is the apt mean for that.

Bishal said: (Apr 11, 2016)  
Yeah, it's correct Corpulent means over fat. Obesity is the correct mean for that.

Ram said: (May 2, 2016)  
If you are trying to be respectful when describing a fat man, you might refer to him as a corpulent gentleman.

So, Obese is the correct answer.

Aditya said: (May 5, 2016)  
Obese is obviously correct.

Other synonym word for Obese is adipose, avoirdupois, fleshy, paunchy, etc.

Lahari said: (Jun 1, 2016)  
Obese - overweight, extremely fat or unhealthily fat.

Pooja said: (Jun 30, 2016)  
Corpulent means fat, obese people, having large bulky body.

Viswanath Annangi said: (Aug 8, 2016)  
Corpulent word gives the following meanings.

Lardy, obese, rotund, weighty, fat.

Sumanta Banerjee said: (Aug 8, 2016)  
Corpulent means excessively fatty body.

Now coming to the option A (i.e.) lean. It means thin. In Bengali. It means roga or charbiheen.

So it can't the synonym.

Now coming to the option b i.e.gaunt. It means also thin body.

Now coming to third option emaciated. It also means very much thin bodyor week body.

So the answer will be option D (I.E). . Obese. It means. Fatty body.

Hyma said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Corpulent means fat body and obese means obesity.

Faruk said: (Sep 8, 2016)  
Corpulent does not mean fat body and obese means obesity.

Parakkath Begam said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Corpulent means chubby or bulky and obese means overweight.

Manoj said: (Sep 30, 2016)  
Yes, @Pooja you are absolutely right.

K.Habib said: (Oct 10, 2016)  
Corpulent means fatty body.

Explanation: a corpulent gentleman.

Synonyms: ample, beefy, blob, blubber, buxom, dumpy, meaty.

Nazbul Hassan Laskar said: (Nov 23, 2016)  
Corpulent = Fat bodies.

Umesh said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
Corpulent= bulky body or fat.

Devaraju Kuppaiah said: (Dec 20, 2016)  
Corpulent means excessively fat.

Gaunt thin it caused by illness.

Lean thin it caused by illness.

Emaciate thin body.

Obese means excessively fat.

S.Isaivani said: (Jan 7, 2017)  
CORPULENT-means extremely large, excessively obese.

Eg:pig, elephant, etc.

S.S. Jadhav said: (Feb 9, 2017)  
It is extremely right CORPULENT - means very large.

Prashant Singh said: (Mar 4, 2017)  
Gaunt means thin body.

Rajesh Biswal said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
Obese means fat.

Tanvi said: (Aug 18, 2017)  
I guess obese is the right one because corpulent means a fleshy and plump body.

Eg: the man in the beside house is very corpulent and that is the reason he is not able to walk fast.

Krishna said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Obese means fat.

Sathiya said: (Sep 11, 2017)  
Corpulent means fat.

Obese means fat.

Remaining options are just opposite meaning to corpulent.

Priya said: (Dec 2, 2017)  
Obese means fat.
Corpulant means fat.

The other options are just opposite to corpulent.

Ravi said: (Jun 17, 2018)  
Obese means fat or plump.
Corpulent means fat.
Emaciated means tiny and weak.
Lean means bent or inclined.

Ketu Kumar said: (Aug 6, 2018)  
Synonyms of Corpulent: Fat, obese, Plump, Portly, Stout, chubby, bulky, hefty, Heavyset, Chunky, Meaty, Fleshy.

Nandi said: (Aug 22, 2018)  
Obese means fat or plump.

Aks said: (Aug 23, 2019)  
Obese means fat.

Apoorva said: (Sep 24, 2019)  
Corpulent means extra fat and huge.

Rahu said: (Feb 10, 2020)  
Please explain by suffix and prefix.

Gautam Kumar Kushwaha said: (Mar 6, 2021)  
Corpulent means excessively fat.

Obese means people who have gained excessive weight.

Mika said: (Jul 1, 2021)  
Obese means fat or plump.

Golooba Abbey J said: (Sep 26, 2021)  
Thank you everyone for explaining.

Fiona Kasera said: (Jul 31, 2022)  
Thanks everyone for explaining.

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