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 for portly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Portly \Port"ly\, a. [From Port demeanor.]
     1. Having a dignified port or mien; of a noble appearance;
        imposing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Bulky; corpulent. "A portly personage." --Dickens.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  portly
      adj 1: euphemisms for `fat'; "men are portly and women are
             stout" [syn: portly, stout]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "portly":
     adipose, beefy, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, brawny,
     burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, corpulent, distended, dumpy, fat,
     fattish, fleshy, full, gross, heavy, heavyset, hefty, hippy,
     imposing, lusty, meaty, obese, overblown, overweight, paunchy,
     plump, podgy, potbellied, pudgy, puffy, pursy, roly-poly, rotund,
     square, squat, squatty, stalwart, stocky, stout, strapping,
     swollen, thick-bodied, thickset, top-heavy, tubby, weighty,
     well-fed
  
  

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