Elephantine vs Corpulent - What's the difference?

elephantine | corpulent |


As adjectives the difference between elephantine and corpulent

is that elephantine is of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elephants while corpulent is large in body; fat; overweight.

elephantine

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elephants.
  • Very large.
  • Synonyms

    * (of or relating to elephants) elephantic * (very large) See also

    Derived terms

    * elephantine epoch * elephantine leprosy * elephantine tortoise

    corpulent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Large in body; fat; overweight.
  • (obsolete) Physical, material, corporeal.
  • Usage notes

    * In contemporary usage, "corpulent" can designate a range of bodily states, from modest plumpness to significant fatness to extreme obesity.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * corpulence

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996. ----