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hefty

adjective \ˈhef-tē\

: large and heavy : big and strong

: very large

: very forceful

heft·i·erheft·i·est

Full Definition of HEFTY

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>
heft·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
heft·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of HEFTY

  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.

First Known Use of HEFTY

1863

Rhymes with HEFTY

HEFTIEST Defined for Kids

hefty

adjective \ˈhef-tē\
heft·i·erheft·i·est

Definition of HEFTY for Kids

1
:  heavy 1
2
:  very forceful <He opened the door with a hefty shove.>

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