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heavy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of heavy

  1. 1 having great weight this trunk full of books is much too heavy for one person to lift Synonyms of heavy hefty, massive, ponderous, weighty Words Related to heavy burdensome, leaden, lumpish; bulky, elephantine, massy, outsize (also outsized), voluminous; overweight, top-heavy; solid, substantial; ultraheavy Near Antonyms of heavy airy, ethereal, feathery, fluffy, gossamer, gossamery; flimsy, insubstantial, slight; lightweight, undersized (also undersize), underweight; ultralight, ultralightweight Antonyms of heavy light, weightless

  2. 2 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest the study of history doesn't have to be all about dull heavy reading and the memorization of dates Synonyms of heavy arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, boring, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearyingWords Related to heavy aseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless; blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; annoying, bothersome, irksome, irritating; longsome; palling; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting; common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising, vapid; cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky (or pokey)Near Antonyms of heavy amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), sensational, spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; animating, breathtaking, electrifying, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, hair-raising, inspiring, invigorating, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; amusing, diverting, entertaining; moving, poignant, touching; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating; mesmerizing, spellbinding; suspenseful; arresting, provocative, tantalizingAntonyms of heavy absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

  3. 3 containing much seasoning, fat, or sugar avoid heavy desserts like cheesecake and pecan pie Synonyms of heavy richWords Related to heavy buttery, fat, fatty, greasy, oily; caloric, calorific, fattening; cloying, oversweet; filling, overfilling, satiating, sating; spicy, sugary, sweet; creamy, saucedNear Antonyms of heavy natural, plain, simple; unseasoned; diet, nonfattening, slimming; nonfatAntonyms of heavy light, lite

  4. 4 covered over by clouds heavy skies threatening rain Synonyms of heavy beclouded, clouded, cloudy, dull, hazed, hazy, overcast, lowering (also louring), overcloudedWords Related to heavy bedimmed, befogged, blackened, darkened, darksome, dim, dimmed, dulled, dusky, misty, murky, obscure, obscured, overshadowed; sunless; black, bleak, cheerless, dark, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullenNear Antonyms of heavy sunlit, sunny, sunshiny; brightened, brilliant, dazzling, illuminated, illumined, lit (or lighted), lightened, radiant, shinyAntonyms of heavy clear, cloudless

  5. 5 difficult to endure ignoring common sense, she drank the parasite-infested pond water and paid a heavy penalty for it Synonyms of heavy bitter, brutal, burdensome, cruel, excruciating, grievous, grim, hard, hardhanded, harsh, inhuman, murderous, onerous, oppressive, rough, rugged, searing, severe, stiff, tough, tryingWords Related to heavy austere, bleak, comfortless, discomforting, forbidding, inhospitable, spartan, uncomfortable; biting, inclement, intemperate, wild; rigorous, strict, stringent; agonizing, heartbreaking, heartrending, painful, wretched; crushing, grinding, overwhelming, wearing; insufferable, insupportable, intolerable, unbearable, unendurable; harrowing, tortuous; bad, disagreeable, hostile, unfriendly, unpleasantNear Antonyms of heavy comfortable, cozy, luxurious, snug; agreeable, friendly, genial, hospitable, pleasant; peaceful, relaxing, reposeful, restful; bearable, endurable, painless, tolerable; balmy, calm, clement, gentle, mild, moderate, temperateAntonyms of heavy easy, light, soft

  6. 6 extreme in degree, power, or effect heavy rains the heavy fighting has just begun, so there are no casualties to report Synonyms of heavy acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, fearsome, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, intense, heavy-duty, hellacious, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violentWords Related to heavy accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened; emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified; stressed; exhaustive, thorough; harsh, rigorous, severeNear Antonyms of heavy feeble, weak; shallow, superficial; moderated, qualified; alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down); abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subduedAntonyms of heavy light, moderate, soft

  7. 7 having a matter of importance as its topic got into a heavy discussion about death and the afterlife Synonyms of heavy grave, serious, weightyWords Related to heavy big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, portentous, significant, solid, substantialNear Antonyms of heavy frivolous, insignificant, lite, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, silly, slight, small, trivial, unimportantAntonyms of heavy light, unserious

  8. 8 requiring considerable physical or mental effort until we find our groove, it's going to be heavy sledding on this project Synonyms of heavy arduous, Augean, backbreaking, challenging, demanding, difficult, effortful, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, hellacious, herculean, killer, laborious, moiling, murderous, pick-and-shovel, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stiff, strenuous, sweaty, tall, testing, toilsome, tough, uphillWords Related to heavy abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, elusive, hairy, insoluble, intricate, involved, knotty, opaque, problematic (also problematical), recondite, serious, spiny, stubborn, thorny, ticklish, tricky; bruising, burdensome, exhausting, labored, onerous, oppressive, stressful, taxing, tight, trying; annoying, bothersome, distressing, irksome, troublesome, vexatious; grievous, grim, strict, stringent; brutal, cruel, inhuman, painfulNear Antonyms of heavy achievable, clear, doable, elementary, manageable, uncomplicated; comforting, gentle, painless, relaxed, smooth, soothing; accessible, friendly, idiotproof, user-friendlyAntonyms of heavy cheap, easy, effortless, facile, light, mindless, simple, soft, undemanding

  9. 9 having great power or influence she's not among the handful of heavy critics who can make or break a Broadway show Synonyms of heavy important, heavy-duty, influential, mighty, potent, powerful, puissant, significant, strongWords Related to heavy high-level, senior, top; able, capable, competent, effective, efficient; authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic); celebrated, distinguished, dominant, eminent, famed, famous, great, illustrious, noble, notable, noteworthy, notorious, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, renowned; dynamic, energetic, forceful, high-powered, robust, vigorousNear Antonyms of heavy feeble, flimsy, frail, infirm; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknown; incapable, incompetent, ineffective, inept, inexpert, unfit, unqualified, unskilled, unskillfulAntonyms of heavy helpless, impotent, insignificant, little, powerless, unimportant, weak

  10. 10 containing unborn young within the body the heifer was heavy with young and soon would be birthing Synonyms of heavy big, caught, enceinte, expectant, expecting, gone, gravid, pregnant, quick [archaic]Words Related to heavy parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms of heavy barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms of heavy nonpregnant

Synonym Discussion of heavy

heavy, weighty, ponderous, cumbrous, cumbersome mean having great weight. heavy implies that something has greater density or thickness than the average of its kind or class.
    • a heavy child for his age
weighty suggests having actual and not just relative weight.
    • a load of weighty boxes
ponderous implies having great weight because of size and massiveness with resulting great inertia.
    • ponderous elephants in a circus parade
cumbrous and cumbersome imply heaviness and bulkiness that make for difficulty in grasping, moving, carrying, or manipulating.
    • wrestled with the cumbrous furniture
    • early cameras were cumbersome and inconvenient

heavy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heavy

  1. 1 a mean, evil, or unprincipled person she hates having to play the heavy all the time, but her husband refuses to be the disciplinarian in the family Synonyms of heavy baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, villain, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretchWords Related to heavy villainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trashNear Antonyms of heavy angel, innocent, saint; hero

  2. 2 one of high position or importance within a group in the field of secondary education, she definitely ranks as one of the heavies Synonyms of heavy big, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, big shot, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), wheelWords Related to heavy baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIPNear Antonyms of heavy inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurityAntonyms of heavy lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch



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