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bulk

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bulk

  1. 1 the largest part or quantity of something agriculture makes up the bulk of the country's economy Synonyms of bulk majority, generality, lion's share, mass, preponderanceWords Related to bulk plurality; maximum, most; abundance, heap, loads, lot, much, oodles, plenty, profusion, reams, scads, wealthNear Antonyms of bulk couple, few, handful, smattering, sprinkling; least, minimumAntonyms of bulk minority

  2. 2 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts the cookie lost a few crumbs, but the bulk of it remained Synonyms of bulk brunt, body, chief, core, generality, heft [archaic], main, mass, staple, weightWords Related to bulk majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms of bulk accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side

  3. 3 the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something due to its bulk, we were unable to get the television set into the backseat of the car Synonyms of bulk size, dimension, extent, magnitude, measure, measurement, proportionWords Related to bulk area; capaciousness, commodiousness, roominess, spaciousness; ampleness, amplitude, bigness, bulkiness, enormousness, grandness, greatness, grossness, heftiness, hugeness, immenseness, immensity, largeness, mass, massiveness, monstrousness, stupendousness, tremendousness, vastness, volume, voluminousness

Synonym Discussion of bulk

bulk, mass, volume mean the aggregate that forms a body or unit. bulk implies an aggregate that is impressively large, heavy, or numerous.
    • the darkened bulk of the skyscrapers
mass suggests an aggregate made by piling together things of the same kind.
    • a mass of boulders
volume applies to an aggregate without shape or outline and capable of flowing or fluctuating.
    • a tremendous volume of water

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