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hefty

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adjective \ˈhef-tē\

Simple Definition of hefty

  • : large and heavy : big and strong

  • : very large

  • : very forceful

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hefty

heftier

heftiest

  1. 1 :  quite heavy

  2. 2 a :  marked by bigness, bulk, and usually strength <a hefty football player> b :  powerful, mighty c :  impressively large :  substantial <hefty portions>

heftily

play \-tə-lē\ adverb

heftiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hefty in a sentence

  1. He was a tall, hefty man.

  2. Her boss gave her a hefty raise.

  3. a hefty dose of irony

  4. He gave the door a hefty kick.



1863

First Known Use of hefty

1863



HEFTY Defined for Kids

hefty

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adjective \ˈhef-tē\

Definition of hefty for Students

heftier

heftiest

  1. 1 :  heavy 1

  2. 2 :  very forceful <He opened the door with a hefty shove.>





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