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heft

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of heft

  1. 1 the amount that something weighs some synthetic fabrics are nice and warm, but I prefer wool because it has more heft Synonyms of heft avoirdupois, heaviness, weightWords Related to heft bulk, mass; poundage, tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness

  2. 2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly as a former senator, he still had some heft in political circles Synonyms of heft authority, clout, credit, influence, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, weightWords Related to heft counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms of heft helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 archaic  the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts the heft of the wainwright's business had been the building of hay wagons Synonyms of heft brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, body [archaic], main, mass, staple, weightWords Related to heft 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 heft accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side


heft

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heft

  1. 1 to lift with effort hefted his growing son onto his shoulders Synonyms of heft boost, heave, hoist, jack (up), upheaveWords Related to heft elevate, hike, pick up, raise, rear, up, uplift, upraise, uprearNear Antonyms of heft depress, drop, lower; sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position heft your baggy gym shorts a little higher—you're showing us more than we care to see Synonyms of heft boost, crane, elevate, heave, raise, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to heft ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of heft descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of heft drop, lower



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