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hefty definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy]
2: of considerable weight and size; "a hefty dictionary"
3: large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune" [syn: goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidy]

Merriam Webster's

adjective (heftier; -est) Date: 1863 1. quite heavy 2. a. marked by bigness, bulk, and usually strength <a hefty football player> b. powerful, mighty c. impressively large ; substantial <hefty portions> heftily adverb heftiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (heftier, heftiest) 1 (of a person) big and strong. 2 (of a thing) large, heavy, powerful. Derivatives: heftily adv. heftiness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hefty Heft"y, a. Moderately heavy. [Colloq. U. S.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(heftier, heftiest) 1. Hefty means large in size, weight, or amount. (INFORMAL) She was quite a hefty woman... If he is found guilty he faces a hefty fine. ADJ: usu ADJ n 2. A hefty movement is done with a lot of force. (INFORMAL) Lambert gave Luckwell a hefty shove to send him on his way. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

Herculean, adipose, annoying, arduous, awkward, backbreaking, beefy, besetting, big, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy, bothersome, bouncing, brawny, bulky, burdensome, burly, buxom, chubby, chunky, clumsy, considerable, corpulent, crushing, cumbersome, distended, doughty, dumpy, effortful, enormous, extensive, fat, fattish, fleshy, forced, forceful, forcible, forcy, full, full-blooded, full-strength, gross, grueling, gutsy, gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hard-earned, hard-fought, hardy, hearty, heavy, heavyset, heavyweight, hippy, huge, husky, imposing, impressive, irksome, iron-hard, killing, labored, laborious, large, large-scale, leaden, lusty, major, massive, massy, meaty, mighty, muscular, nervy, obese, obstinate, onerous, operose, oppressive, overweight, painful, paunchy, plaguey, plump, podgy, ponderous, portly, potbellied, potent, powerful, pudgy, puffy, puissant, punishing, pursy, red-blooded, robust, robustious, roly-poly, rotund, rugged, sizable, sizeable, square, squat, squatty, stalwart, steely, stocky, stout, strained, strapping, strenuous, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, substantial, swollen, thick-bodied, thickset, toilsome, top-heavy, tough, troublesome, trying, tubby, unwieldy, uphill, vexatious, vigorous, wearisome, weighty, well-fed



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