hefty

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adjective \ˈhef-tē\

Definition of hefty

heftier

;

heftiest

  1. 1 :  quite heavy

  2. 2a :  marked by bigness, bulk, and usually strength a hefty football playerb :  powerful, mightyc :  impressively large :  substantial hefty portions

heftily

play \ˈhef-tə-lē\ adverb

heftiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hefty in a Sentence

  1. He was a tall, hefty man.

  2. Her boss gave her a hefty raise.

  3. a hefty dose of irony

  4. He gave the door a hefty kick.

Recent Examples of hefty from the Web

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First Known Use of hefty

1863



HEFTY Defined for English Language Learners

hefty

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adjective

Definition of hefty for English Language Learners

  • : large and heavy : big and strong

  • : very large

  • : very forceful


HEFTY Defined for Kids

hefty

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adjective \ˈhef-tē\

Definition of hefty for Students

heftier

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heftiest

  1. 1 :  heavy 1

  2. 2 :  very forceful He opened the door with a hefty shove.



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