Definition of stoutness:
hardihood, stalwartness, prowess, intestinal fortitude, adiposis, gallantry, bottle, intrepidness, greatheartedness, daring, pecker, dauntlessness, guts, daringness, virtue, corpulence, overweight, doughtiness, valor, heart, gutsiness.
- courage (part of speech: noun)
- strength (part of speech: noun)
The baronet was stout, but it was the active, muscular stoutness of a man constantly in the open air: he did not suffer from the abnormal size of that which Punch's fashionable tailor called his middle- aged customer's chest, so that it required little effort on his part to set off at a trot after his brother, who heard his shouts and his pursuing steps, but paid no heed to each summons; for, with head erect, and his stick carried as a military man bears his sabre on the route, he marched steadily on with the regular swinging pace of a well- drilled soldier.- "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
So I fell to reading it, and it is by way of stating the case between S. Pepys and J. Creed most excellently writ, both showing his stoutness and yet willingness to peace, reproaching me yet flattering me again, and in a word in as good a manner as I think the world could have wrote, and indeed put me to a greater stand than ever I thought I could have been in this matter.- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.