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avoirdupois

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of avoirdupois

  1. 1 the amount that something weighs <the coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois> Synonyms weight, heaviness, heftRelated Words bulk, mass; poundage, tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness

  2. 2 the state or quality of being heavy <told his patient that he had to do something about his unhealthy avoirdupois and that exercising would be a good start> Synonyms weightiness, heaviness, heftiness, massiveness, ponderousnessRelated Words overweight; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness; bulk, bulkiness, hugeness; cumbersomenessNear Antonyms airiness, delicacy, ethereality, etherealness; flimsiness, fluffiness, insubstantiality, slightnessAntonyms lightness, weightlessness




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