Definition of bulky
- a bulky knit sweater
a big, bulky football player
bulky packages might cost more to mail
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big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, hefty, hulking, husky, large, largish, outsize (also outsized), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous;
diminutive, half-pint, infinitesimal, little-bitty, microscopic (also microscopical), mini, miniature, minuscule, minute, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket-size (also pocket-sized), pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee;
astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, cavernous, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, gigantic, gross, herculean, heroic (also heroical), Himalayan, huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, major, mammoth, massive, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, super, super-duper, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping;
: large and difficult to carry or store
of a person : large and fat or muscular
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