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heavy

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1 having great weight

  • this trunk full of books is much too heavy for one person to lift
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2 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest

  • the study of history doesnʼt have to be all about dull heavy reading and the memorization of dates
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3 containing much seasoning, fat, or sugar

  • avoid heavy desserts like cheesecake and pecan pie
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4 covered over by clouds

  • heavy skies threatening rain
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7 having a matter of importance as its topic

  • got into a heavy discussion about death and the afterlife
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10 containing unborn young within the body

  • the heifer was heavy with young and soon would be birthing
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with child, with young

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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

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1 a mean, evil, or unprincipled person

  • he played the heavy in film after film until being cast against type as the romantic lead in a comedy
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2 one of high position or importance within a group

  • in the field of secondary education, she definitely ranks as one of the heavies
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