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heft

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heft

  1. 1 the amount that something weighs <some synthetic fabrics are nice and warm, but I prefer wool because it has more heft> Synonyms avoirdupois, heaviness, weightRelated Words bulk, mass; poundage, tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness

  2. 2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <as a former senator, he still had some heft in political circles> Synonyms authority, clout, credit, influence, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, weightRelated Words counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 archaic  the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts <the heft of the wainwright's business had been the building of hay wagons> Synonyms brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, body [archaic], main, mass, staple, weightRelated Words majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side




heft

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heft

  1. 1 to lift with effort <hefted his growing son onto his shoulders> Synonyms boost, heave, hoist, jack (up), upheaveRelated Words elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <heft your baggy gym shorts a little higher—you're showing us more than we care to see> Synonyms boost, crane, elevate, heave, raise, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower




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