What is another word for heavy?

Synonyms for heavy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavynoun

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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, overweightadjective

    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, heavyadjective

    (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, threateningadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    (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. heavyadjective

    (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, impenetrableadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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)adjective

    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, sonorousadjective

    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, heavyadjective

    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, weightyadjective

    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, ponderousadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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. heavyadjective

    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 downadjective

    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, labouredadjective

    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, toilsomeadjective

    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, leadenadjective

    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, wakelessadjective

    (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, heavilyadverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heavyadjective

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

  2. heavyadjective

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

  3. heavyadjective

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

  4. heavyadjective

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

  5. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    onerous, difficult, laborious

  6. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    tedious, tiresome, wearisome

  7. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    loaded, burdened, encumbered, weighed down

  8. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    miry, muddy, cloggy, clayey

  9. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    clammy (as bread), not well raised

  10. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    10. stormy, tempestuous, violent, boisterous

  11. heavyadjective

    Synonyms:
    loud, deep, roaring

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  1. heavyadjective

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

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How to use heavy in a sentence?

  1. Alexander Ludwig:

    The battle scenes are gruelling, we play a game of who can get rid of their shield first, because it’s so heavy and it throws your back out. You have all that gear on. It’s the most exhausting filming I’ve ever done.

  2. Conor McClure:

    Heard a loud sound, almost sounded like thunder or someone moving heavy furniture. Didn't think it sounded like a shot. Thought nothing of it, shortly after, saw tons of people running out of the main building.

  3. Massimo Bottura:

    So in another way in your mind you feel tradition is oppressive... it's so difficult to be creative with such a heavy heritage.

  4. John Jenkins:

    I think the likelihood of boots on the ground is very low, the Houthis are on home terrain, supported by Ali Abdullah Saleh, and have proved themselves effective fighters. They also have heavy weaponry and political support from Iran.

  5. Survivor Tia Coleman:

    My heart is very heavy. Out of 11 of us, only two of us surviving – that’s me and my nephew.


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