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English noun: avoirdupois

1. avoirdupois (quantity) a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)

Synonymsavoirdupois weight

Broader (hypernym)system of weights, weight

Part holonymavoirdupois unit

2. avoirdupois (attribute) excess bodily weight

SamplesShe disliked fatness in herself as well as in others.

Synonymsblubber, fat, fatness

Broader (hypernym)bodily property

Narrower (hyponym)abdominousness, adiposeness, adiposity, corpulency, fattiness, fleshiness, greasiness, obesity, oiliness, oleaginousness, paunchiness, steatopygia

Antonymsleanness, spareness, thinness

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