What are some alternative words for heavy?

Synonyms for heavy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavy(noun)

    an actor who plays villainous roles

    Antonyms:
    light-duty, light, airy, clear, lighter-than-air, fooling, lively, gradual, lean, easy, effortless, light-footed, nonpregnant, buoyant, digestible, casual, strict, lightly-armed, thin, nonindulgent, unimportant, loose, gentle, floaty, shallow, soft, temperate, virtuous, lightweight, light-armed, empty, low-density(p)

  2. heavy(adj)

    a serious (or tragic) role in a play

    Antonyms:
    empty, shallow, thin, light, nonindulgent, light-footed, lightweight, loose, temperate, casual, lively, buoyant, light-duty, strict, fooling, nonpregnant, light-armed, clear, unimportant, airy, easy, gentle, lighter-than-air, soft, effortless, digestible, lightly-armed, low-density(p), gradual, virtuous, lean, floaty

  3. heavy(adj)

    of comparatively great physical weight or density

    "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    nonindulgent, effortless, airy, light, low-density(p), digestible, lighter-than-air, light-armed, unimportant, thin, fooling, temperate, strict, lively, light-footed, gradual, clear, lightly-armed, gentle, lightweight, light-duty, lean, virtuous, shallow, casual, loose, soft, empty, buoyant, nonpregnant, easy, floaty

  4. heavy(adj)

    unusually great in degree or quantity or number

    "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    light, temperate, airy, thin, nonpregnant, effortless, soft, lighter-than-air, low-density(p), strict, lively, gentle, gradual, shallow, light-duty, buoyant, unimportant, virtuous, clear, casual, lean, digestible, lightweight, loose, empty, floaty, fooling, lightly-armed, nonindulgent, light-armed, light-footed, easy

  5. heavy(adj)

    of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment

    "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    easy, effortless, digestible, empty, light, floaty, virtuous, light-duty, light-footed, temperate, lightly-armed, lean, fooling, thin, nonindulgent, gentle, lively, airy, nonpregnant, gradual, unimportant, clear, lightweight, low-density(p), buoyant, loose, soft, strict, light-armed, shallow, lighter-than-air, casual

  6. heavy(adj)

    marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

    "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    airy, fooling, thin, nonpregnant, light-footed, soft, digestible, light, low-density(p), light-armed, lively, lightly-armed, clear, virtuous, strict, temperate, loose, casual, shallow, lightweight, effortless, lighter-than-air, gentle, light-duty, easy, gradual, empty, lean, nonindulgent, floaty, buoyant, unimportant

  7. fleshy, heavy, overweight(adj)

    usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, sarcoid, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), arduous, operose, heavy(p), big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    lighter-than-air, nonpregnant, light, light-armed, gentle, effortless, buoyant, lean, unimportant, strict, thin, temperate, light-duty, loose, virtuous, digestible, nonindulgent, low-density(p), soft, clear, lightweight, gradual, lightly-armed, shallow, easy, airy, empty, lively, casual, floaty, light-footed, fooling

  8. clayey, cloggy, heavy(adj)

    (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

    "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, gravid, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), arduous, operose, heavy(p), big(a), labored, punishing, argillaceous, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    light-armed, light, thin, buoyant, gentle, low-density(p), lean, fooling, unimportant, casual, lively, floaty, temperate, digestible, nonpregnant, gradual, virtuous, effortless, nonindulgent, clear, airy, light-duty, lighter-than-air, light-footed, strict, empty, easy, loose, soft, lightweight, shallow, lightly-armed

  9. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening(adj)

    darkened by clouds

    "a heavy sky"

    Synonyms:
    ominous, laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, forbidding, with child(p), sound, dark, wakeless, dense, grueling, dour, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), baleful, clayey, enceinte, minatory, menacing, grievous, glowering, fleshy, sour, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, saturnine, arduous, big(a), labored, moody, morose, punishing, glum, gravid, big(p), minacious, lowering, leaden, sinister

    Antonyms:
    easy, buoyant, strict, effortless, low-density(p), light, thin, empty, virtuous, digestible, clear, loose, lighter-than-air, lightweight, fooling, gentle, light-armed, unimportant, temperate, lean, floaty, airy, light-footed, lightly-armed, gradual, soft, nonindulgent, lively, shallow, casual, nonpregnant, light-duty

  10. heavy(adj)

    of great intensity or power or force

    "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    light, thin, digestible, low-density(p), strict, unimportant, lighter-than-air, virtuous, soft, empty, effortless, lightweight, floaty, fooling, shallow, gentle, gradual, light-armed, clear, easy, nonpregnant, lean, light-duty, casual, lightly-armed, airy, loose, temperate, nonindulgent, lively, light-footed, buoyant

  11. heavy(adj)

    (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

    "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    lively, nonindulgent, shallow, clear, fooling, gradual, temperate, airy, effortless, lean, thin, unimportant, light-footed, light, easy, virtuous, loose, lightweight, lightly-armed, digestible, strict, nonpregnant, low-density(p), gentle, light-duty, floaty, casual, buoyant, lighter-than-air, light-armed, empty, soft

  12. heavy(adj)

    (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

    "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    soft, thin, lightly-armed, lightweight, buoyant, light-armed, lighter-than-air, shallow, floaty, empty, easy, digestible, light, temperate, casual, virtuous, effortless, lively, airy, clear, fooling, light-duty, nonpregnant, nonindulgent, gentle, lean, strict, gradual, light-footed, unimportant, low-density(p), loose

  13. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

    permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, dull, overweight, toilsome, slow, intemperate, sound, dumb, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, lowering, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), arduous, operose, dim, heavy(p), big(a), labored, punishing, thick, gravid, big(p), obtuse, leaden

    Antonyms:
    effortless, buoyant, thin, digestible, light-footed, casual, light-duty, gentle, unimportant, shallow, gradual, clear, empty, lightly-armed, light, loose, low-density(p), temperate, fooling, nonindulgent, floaty, soft, lighter-than-air, light-armed, easy, nonpregnant, strict, virtuous, airy, lean, lightweight, lively

  14. heavy(adj)

    of relatively large extent and density

    "a heavy line"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, buoyant, empty, effortless, light, light-footed, lightweight, fooling, thin, lightly-armed, shallow, floaty, nonindulgent, loose, casual, strict, nonpregnant, low-density(p), easy, gradual, light-duty, virtuous, digestible, light-armed, soft, airy, lighter-than-air, clear, lean, gentle, temperate, lively

  15. heavy(adj)

    made of fabric having considerable thickness

    "a heavy coat"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    gentle, lightly-armed, thin, light, light-footed, digestible, clear, gradual, buoyant, casual, soft, fooling, shallow, effortless, nonpregnant, nonindulgent, temperate, low-density(p), lively, lean, strict, empty, unimportant, airy, easy, virtuous, light-armed, lightweight, lighter-than-air, light-duty, floaty, loose

  16. big(a), heavy(a)(adj)

    prodigious

    "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"

    Antonyms:
    loose, nonindulgent, nonpregnant, thin, light-duty, light, light-armed, light-footed, effortless, lean, airy, strict, easy, lightly-armed, lighter-than-air, virtuous, buoyant, low-density(p), floaty, soft, fooling, clear, unimportant, casual, empty, gentle, gradual, digestible, lively, lightweight, shallow, temperate

  17. heavy, sonorous(adj)

    full and loud and deep

    "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    gentle, lean, temperate, light, unimportant, thin, nonindulgent, virtuous, easy, casual, gradual, light-footed, clear, buoyant, nonpregnant, light-duty, empty, effortless, lightly-armed, shallow, floaty, lively, low-density(p), light-armed, lightweight, strict, digestible, loose, soft, fooling, airy, lighter-than-air

  18. intemperate, hard, heavy(adj)

    given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

    "a hard drinker"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, heavy(p), big(a), labored, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    lightly-armed, effortless, gradual, thin, empty, buoyant, light, clear, low-density(p), light-armed, airy, lighter-than-air, fooling, easy, unimportant, loose, casual, temperate, virtuous, light-footed, gentle, lightweight, light-duty, soft, shallow, nonpregnant, nonindulgent, digestible, lean, strict, floaty, lively

  19. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(adj)

    of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

    Synonyms:
    heartrending, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, corpulent, sound, serious, gruelling, dense, grueling, wakeless, with child(p), threatening, solemn, grave, profound, backbreaking, severe, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, flagitious, grievous, monstrous, fleshy, atrocious, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, life-threatening, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, sedate, heartbreaking, sonorous, dangerous, arduous, operose, sober, rotund, heavy(p), big(a), labored, obese, laboured, punishing, cogent, telling, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    thin, lightly-armed, light, floaty, low-density(p), effortless, digestible, temperate, easy, strict, clear, airy, unimportant, soft, lean, empty, gradual, light-duty, casual, light-armed, light-footed, shallow, nonpregnant, gentle, virtuous, nonindulgent, buoyant, lively, loose, fooling, lightweight, lighter-than-air

  20. heavy, lumbering, ponderous(adj)

    slow and laborious because of weight

    "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    thin, buoyant, easy, nonindulgent, light, nonpregnant, light-armed, empty, shallow, virtuous, lively, lighter-than-air, light-footed, unimportant, lean, gradual, effortless, gentle, light-duty, loose, temperate, soft, casual, lightly-armed, floaty, clear, strict, airy, fooling, lightweight, digestible, low-density(p)

  21. heavy(adj)

    large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

    "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    light-footed, lighter-than-air, buoyant, light, fooling, lively, lean, light-armed, thin, digestible, temperate, strict, gradual, airy, low-density(p), nonpregnant, virtuous, light-duty, effortless, unimportant, floaty, easy, gentle, loose, casual, clear, lightly-armed, nonindulgent, lightweight, shallow, soft, empty

  22. heavy(adj)

    dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

    "a heavy pudding"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    light, thin, low-density(p), clear, effortless, lightweight, gradual, nonindulgent, fooling, airy, casual, light-duty, light-armed, shallow, virtuous, buoyant, strict, empty, lighter-than-air, loose, temperate, floaty, gentle, light-footed, lively, easy, unimportant, lean, nonpregnant, soft, lightly-armed, digestible

  23. heavy(adj)

    sharply inclined

    "a heavy grade"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    empty, nonindulgent, light, thin, effortless, buoyant, nonpregnant, gentle, floaty, gradual, strict, light-duty, lively, soft, digestible, temperate, casual, unimportant, low-density(p), clear, lighter-than-air, airy, light-armed, virtuous, lean, easy, lightly-armed, light-footed, shallow, loose, lightweight, fooling

  24. heavy, weighed down(adj)

    full of; bearing great weight

    "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, overburdened, laborious, bowed down(p), overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, loaded down(p), cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, weighed down(p), arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    buoyant, light, gradual, low-density(p), thin, fooling, virtuous, lean, nonpregnant, effortless, strict, temperate, lightweight, shallow, clear, light-footed, soft, airy, unimportant, nonindulgent, floaty, light-duty, casual, lightly-armed, empty, gentle, lighter-than-air, lively, light-armed, digestible, loose, easy

  25. heavy, labored, laboured(adj)

    requiring or showing effort

    "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, strained, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    strict, clear, lightly-armed, thin, lively, low-density(p), lightweight, casual, airy, gentle, easy, lighter-than-air, unimportant, light-duty, effortless, light, soft, nonpregnant, nonindulgent, light-footed, gradual, fooling, digestible, empty, light-armed, temperate, lean, virtuous, shallow, buoyant, floaty, loose

  26. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, straining, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, strenuous, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    shallow, thin, fooling, lean, temperate, loose, unimportant, low-density(p), effortless, strict, virtuous, soft, lightweight, digestible, airy, light, nonindulgent, gentle, lighter-than-air, casual, empty, clear, floaty, light-footed, lightly-armed, nonpregnant, gradual, lively, easy, buoyant, light-duty, light-armed

  27. heavy, leaden(adj)

    lacking lightness or liveliness

    "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, dull, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, plodding, weighted, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    virtuous, thin, floaty, low-density(p), light, airy, easy, loose, lean, nonpregnant, unimportant, casual, lightweight, empty, clear, strict, gentle, lightly-armed, gradual, fooling, light-footed, buoyant, soft, nonindulgent, shallow, light-armed, effortless, lively, light-duty, lighter-than-air, digestible, temperate

  28. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless(adj)

    (of sleep) deep and complete

    "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, reasoned, overweight, toilsome, effectual, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, good, dense, grueling, unsounded, heavy(p), threatening, grave, legal, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, intelligent, grievous, fleshy, levelheaded, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, level-headed, gruelling, well-grounded, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, unfathomed, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, fundamental, arduous, big(a), labored, unplumbed, punishing, gravid, big(p), healthy, lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    soft, clear, effortless, empty, light-armed, loose, temperate, nonindulgent, floaty, strict, airy, digestible, gradual, light, light-footed, lightly-armed, lightweight, low-density(p), gentle, thin, light-duty, casual, nonpregnant, easy, virtuous, lighter-than-air, shallow, unimportant, buoyant, lively, lean, fooling

  29. big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)(adverb)

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    "was big with child"; "was great with child"

    Antonyms:
    effortless, nonindulgent, low-density(p), thin, lightweight, lighter-than-air, easy, nonpregnant, light, digestible, fooling, airy, virtuous, temperate, casual, strict, light-armed, lean, light-footed, shallow, unimportant, floaty, buoyant, soft, light-duty, loose, gentle, empty, lightly-armed, clear, lively, gradual

  30. heavy, heavily(adverb)

    slowly as if burdened by much weight

    "time hung heavy on their hands"

    Synonyms:
    intemperately, hard, heavily, to a great extent

    Antonyms:
    gentle, lighter-than-air, shallow, thin, empty, buoyant, clear, light, lightly-armed, virtuous, unimportant, temperate, lively, lean, light-duty, soft, nonindulgent, fooling, loose, casual, nonpregnant, airy, digestible, effortless, lightweight, strict, light-footed, floaty, low-density(p), easy, light-armed, gradual

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heavy

    Synonyms:
    dull, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Antonyms:
    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, quick, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heavy

    Synonyms:
    weighty, ponderous, inert, slow, stupid, dull, impenetrable, stolid, cumbrous, grievous, afflictive, oppressive, burdensome, sluggish, laborious, depressed

    Antonyms:
    light, trifling, trivial, agile, active, quick, brisk, joyous, alleviative, condolatory, inspiriting, animating, buoyant

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    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    WEIGHTY, ponderous, not light, not easy to lift

  2. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppressive, grievous, severe, burdensome, cumbersome, afflictive

  3. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dull, sluggish, inert, inactive, stupid, torpid, indolent, slow

  4. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dejected, depressed, sorrowful, sad, gloomy, melancholy, despondent, downcast, down-hearted, low-spirited, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, in low spirits

  5. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    onerous, difficult, laborious

  6. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tedious, tiresome, wearisome

  7. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    loaded, burdened, encumbered, weighed down

  8. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    miry, muddy, cloggy, clayey

  9. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    clammy (as bread), not well raised

  10. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    10. stormy, tempestuous, violent, boisterous

  11. heavy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    loud, deep, roaring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. heavy(a)

    Synonyms:
    weighty, massive, ponderous, burdensome, oppressive, onerous, severe, unraised, soggy, indigestible, unleavened

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How to use heavy in a sentence?

  1. Bryson DeChambeau:

    The heavy side will go to the bottom if it's off ... I do it with every ball.

  2. Hiroki Shibata:

    Asking private companies to shoulder all of the current debt involves a very heavy burden on their creditworthiness.

  3. Bobby Rose:

    The fighting has been so heavy these past few weeks, I've seen some terrible things.

  4. The Norwegian singer Aurora:

    When feelings are heavy they become all we are.

  5. Former UCLA basketball star:

    Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away, we ask that the Bruin family keep Billy’s loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time.


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