Meaning of obese in English:


Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˈbiːs/

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  • Very fat or overweight.

    ‘a hugely obese young man’
    • ‘one in ten people surveyed were obese’
    • ‘It is estimated that more than one in five Britons is now classed as obese and three-quarters are overweight.’
    • ‘Nearly two thirds of men and more than half of women in England are now either overweight or obese.’
    • ‘The latest evidence shows people are getting more overweight and obese.’
    • ‘It can also be used to determine if people are at a healthy weight, overweight or obese.’
    • ‘Two-thirds of the population are either overweight or obese, a figure which is rising.’
    • ‘More than a third of the girls from the poorest backgrounds are overweight or obese.’
    • ‘However, they suggest doctors may be missing deadly cancer in overweight and obese men.’
    • ‘Currently medical treatment options for obese and overweight people are limited.’
    • ‘Overweight and obese conditions occurring at this age show persistent health effects decades later.’
    • ‘With so many children and parents overweight or obese, there's little stigma attached to being fat.’
    • ‘American doctors have for years observed the reliance on fast food of overweight and obese people.’
    • ‘More than one billion adults across many parts of the world are obese or overweight.’
    • ‘There is no consensus as to the definition of overweight and obese children.’
    • ‘Children were much more likely to be overweight or obese if both parents were overweight or obese.’
    • ‘White men are by far the most likely to be obese or overweight and black men are least likely.’
    • ‘Recent research has shown poorer outcomes for overweight and obese boys than for girls.’
    • ‘At the present time, more than half the women and two thirds of men are either obese or overweight.’
    • ‘Children who are overweight but not obese should be evaluated for other factors as well.’
    • ‘One in five nine-year-olds is estimated to be overweight and one in ten obese.’
    • ‘The charity said over half of adults in the UK are overweight, with one in five classed as obese.’
    plump, stout, overweight, heavy, large, solid, chubby, portly, rotund, flabby, paunchy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, dumpy, meaty, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, Falstaffian
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Mid 17th century from Latin obesus ‘having eaten until fat’, from ob- ‘away, completely’ + esus (past participle of edere ‘eat’).