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Synonyms for paunchy

having a large belly

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Ashoka was no Shah Rukh Khan," Allen declares, dismissing his hero as " a short, paunchy man, shorter than his wives, who kept having fainting fits.
The fat and paunchy will not get through," Russia's Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev was quoted as saying.
The Javert to this modern-day Valjean is lonely, obsessed FBI agent Carl Hanratty, played with paunchy, shlumpy verve by Norbert Leo Butz (who probably hasn't had this much fun since he played the con artist in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels").
While we all thought Blackburn were making delusional bids for paunchy ex-superstars, they'd actually set their sights far higher.
On ITV there's Wagner, stringy haired, paunchy, all ogling eyes, fat fingers and flat falsetto.
I'm only surprised I never fell for one of those conmen who pretend to be an MI5 agent and trick gullible women into handing over their life savings, despite it usually being quite obvious that they are paunchy fantasists, whose only secret missions are frankly best kept that way.
The initiative, which is running at the Wern outlets in Ruthin and Abergele provides free weight checks and advice for the owners of flabby felines and paunchy pooches.
But that didn't stop the paunchy pop flop staging an impressive bid to steal the show.
Now, to tackle an epidemic of paunchy pooches, the first keep-fit trail for dogs in any Forestry Commission woodland in the UK has been launched in the region.
They've never felt so old, so paunchy, and so balding.
When a strapping sixfooter from Toronto with a winning smile went up against a paunchy sprout from Merthyr Tydvill, it didn't take a genius, or even Suzi Quattro, to work out who'd go through to next Saturday's fin-uhhuhh-uhhl.
There are classic songs, incredible choreography, performers who are at the absolute peak of perfection in fitness and appearance - well except for Mr Cellophane aka Roxy's husband Amos Hart, but then he's supposed to look dowdy and paunchy.
But ``Battlestar Galactica'' remains very much informed by the lessons I learned from that slightly paunchy man in the gold pajama top on the good ship Enterprise.
At times in the 1980s, it almost seemed the execrable Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, with its paunchy, wisecracking leading man and bevies of perverse and exotic beauties, captured more of Star Trek's daffy spirit than the StarTrek franchise itself.
There are so many errors in printed material these days that we yearn for the days when elderly, paunchy, cigar-chewing proofreaders, most wearing green visors on their foreheads, were on hand to make last-minute corrections in stories.