Definition for heavy

adjective as in depressed; gloomy weather

adjective as in listless, slow

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apathetic, lethargic, torpid

noun as in role of the villain

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Example Sentences

On heavier, more powerful machines, good tires are even more important, as they let you access more of the ATV’s power.

Please note this is a heavy item at approximately 47 pounds.

Smooth binding and rounded corners keep this notebook sturdy after heavy use.

Tech always carries a heavy weight, but that increases markedly when investors bid shares up.

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She endorsed Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal, suggesting that a suburb-heavy state that has trended toward Democrats could have more liberal representation in Washington.

The clichés about football-obsessed husbands and frustrated wives are pretty heavy-handed.

“There is a heavy security presence but nothing has changed,” agrees Father Javier.

The running machines are a gloomy chorus of heavy-footed stomping.

“JSwipe is currently under heavy load,” flashed across the screen, one night as a friend and I looked at it.

Up till then I was just a dog-assed heavy, one of the posse.

The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.

Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.

Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.

Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.

The keen resentment had faded from his face, but an immense reproach was there—a heavy, helpless, appealing reproach.


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On this page you'll find 369 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heavy, such as: awkward, big, bulky, burdensome, considerable, and cumbersome.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.