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
But Mitsu is also asking a hefty $4388 at signing for the front-driver and $4531 for the AWD version.
Consumer prices climbed a hefty 0.5% in January and a core measure that excludes volatile food and energy items rose 0.3%, the most in a year.
Many stocks that pay out relatively hefty dividends, such as telecommunications firms, declined after the jobs report.
His resignation comes after Trump announced hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, a policy Cohn is strongly opposed to.
Those who enjoy their comedy with a hefty helping of cathartic anger punctuated by indignant finger pointing could do no better than this veteran comedian.
Now that Cohn is leaving as director of Trump’s National Economic Council, the way is clear for the president to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from around the world.
Trump has also threatened to impose hefty tariffs on European car exports if the EU does take retaliatory measures.
The threat of hefty tariffs could redraw the playing field — or trigger a trade war among traditional allies.
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First Known Use of hefty
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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