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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-]
    • /wɛl prəˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/
    • /wel prəˈpɔː.ʃənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel pruh-pawr-shuh nd, -pohr-]
    • /wɛl prəˈpɔr ʃənd, -ˈpoʊr-/

Definitions of well-proportioned word

  • adjective well-proportioned adjusted to proper proportion or relation. 1
  • adjective well-proportioned having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room. 1
  • adjective well-proportioned having the correct or desirable relationship between constituent parts with respect to size, number, or degree 0
  • adjective well-proportioned Having good and pleasing proportions. 0
  • adjective well-proportioned Compact. 0

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Origin of well-proportioned

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400, proportioned is from the Middle English word proporcioned. See proportion, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Well-proportioned


well-proportioned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for well-proportioned

adj well-proportioned

  • bosomy — (of a woman) having large breasts
  • built — Built is the past tense and past participle of build.
  • bustier — A bustier is a type of close-fitting strapless top worn by women.
  • busty — If you describe a woman as busty, you mean that she has large breasts.
  • buxom — If you describe a woman as buxom, you mean that she looks healthy and attractive and has a rounded body and big breasts.

adjective well-proportioned

  • curvesome — (dated) curvy.
  • zaftig — (of a woman) having a pleasantly plump figure.

Antonyms for well-proportioned

adjective well-proportioned

  • deviating — to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.

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