Definition of fatua
1. fat [ a ] having much flesh (especially fat)
Examples: "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Splendid , too , is the performance of Yuri_Tolubeyev , one of Russia 's leading comedians , as Sancho_Panza , the fat , grotesque `` squire '' .
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
At_the_same_time the multiple transvestitism involved - the fat man as girl and as baby , as coquette pretending to be a baby - touches for a moment horrifyingly upon the secret sources of a life like Jacoby 's , upon the sinister dreams which form the sources of any human life .
The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
He knew the faces of all , hairy or shaven , old or young , fat or thin , suffering or hardened , sad or gay , good or bad .
`` Gre't big fat chicken , yeah '' .Synonyms fat Related Terms thin portly buxom fleshy compact gross double-chinned fattish dumpy abdominous corpulent blubber thick rounded endomorphic body_weight
2. fat [ n ] a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
Examples: "pizza has too much fat"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Then they were given 1_2 to 1 - 1_2 avocados per day as a substitute for part of their dietary fat consumption .
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Greasy soils , which are typified by hydrocarbons and fats ( esters of glycerol with long chain organic acids ) .Synonyms fat Related Terms lipid edible_fat cocoa_butter leaf_fat animal_fat polyunsaturated_fat myelin glyceride fat_cell triglyceride
3. fat [ a ] having a relatively large diameter
Examples: "a fat rope"
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
He ran on his plump sticks of legs , freezing now_and_again into the sudden startled attitudes which the camera had caught and held_on the paling photographs , all carefully placed and glued and labeled , resting in the fat plush album in the bottom drawer of the escritoire .Synonyms fat Related Terms thick
4. fat [ n ] a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs
Examples: "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
Holden noticed almost absently how she chewed , how the whole side of her cheek moved , a slab of fat that extended down into her neck .Synonyms fat fatty_tissue adipose_tissue Related Terms animal_tissue belly puppy_fat cellulite flab spare-tire atheroma love_handle atheroma mons fatten
5. fat [ a ] marked by great fruitfulness
Examples: "fertile farmland" "a fat land" "a productive vineyard" "rich soil"
6. fat [ a ] a chubby body
Examples: "the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"
7. fat [ v ] make fat or plump
Examples: "We will plump out that poor starving child"
8. fat [ a ] (informal) lucrative
Examples: "a juicy contract" "a nice fat job"
9. fat [ a ] containing or composed of fat
Examples: "fatty food" "fat tissue"
10. fat [ n ] excess bodily weight
Examples: "she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"
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