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
A decade ago, hefty per diem payments to those in Troop E, who patrol the Massachusetts Turnpike, were eliminated.
For the softball team and the school corporation, the issue has come with a hefty price tag.
There is, however, a hefty price tag associated with these types of nipple perk-ups: Dr. Rowe charges his patients $700 and up for fillers.
Reports surfaced of staff being reassigned or demoted for challenging him and of Pruitt using an obscure law to give two close aides hefty raises over White House objections.
Amid a growing firestorm swirling around EPA head Scott Pruitt, new reporting claims Pruitt actually instructed his staff to award hefty raises to two of his top aides.
With a hefty price tag of $7,950,000, scroll down to tour the ornate home and daydream your next not-so-casual dinner party.
The hefty price tag won't get far, however: a new icebreaker costs in the neighborhood of $1 billion.
The Muraka's over-the-top amenities come with a pretty hefty price tag, according to Architectural Digest, with the starting nightly rate estimated to be $50,000 a night.
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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
HEFTY Defined for Kids
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