Examples of hefty in a Sentence
He was a tall, hefty man.
Her boss gave her a hefty raise.
a hefty dose of irony
He gave the door a hefty kick.
Recent Examples of hefty from the Web
If a trade war breaks out, American farmers are likely to pay a hefty price.
According to NBC News, a May financial disclosure form, released by the president, showed that Melania Trump earned a hefty sum from a contract agreement with Getty Images in 2017.
The club's initial target was Roma's Alisson, but the hefty asking price of €70m has put Los Blancos off a move for the Brazilian.
Hiring an escort is another possibility, as is making special arrangements with staff at certain camps — both at a pretty hefty price.
That arc of accomplishment is precisely why many people pay hefty fees at boutique studios instead of exercising at traditional gyms.
There is a trend, reconfirmed by today’s NHIS survey data, of more Americans buying high-deductible policies requiring them to pay a hefty sum before their benefits fully kick in.
Each seemingly minor upgrade to my wardrobe and battle stats added up over time, resulting in that hefty sum.
Trade dispute: President Trump reiterated his threat to place a hefty tariff on automobiles imported from the European Union if the trading bloc doesn’t remove tariffs placed on a variety of U.S. products as part of an escalating trade war.
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big, biggish, bulky, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, 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;
HEFTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hefty for English Language Learners
: large and heavy : big and strong
: very large
: very forceful
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