Synonyms for heavy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : hev-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhɛv i

Top 10 synonyms for heavy Other synonyms for the word heavy

Définition of heavy

Origin :
  • Old English hefig "heavy, having much weight; important, grave; oppressive; slow, dull," from Proto-Germanic *hafiga "containing something; having weight" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hebig, Old Norse hofugr, Middle Dutch hevich, Dutch hevig), from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Jazz slang sense of "profound, serious" is from 1937 but would have been comprehensible to an Anglo-Saxon. Heavy industry recorded from 1932. Heavy metal attested by 1839 in chemistry; in nautical jargon from at least 1744 in sense "large-caliber guns on a ship.
  • While we undervalue the nicely-balanced weight of broadsides which have lately been brought forward with all the grave precision of Cocker, we are well aware of the decided advantages of heavy metal. ["United Services Journal," London, 1830]
  • As a type of rock music, from 1972.
  • adj having great weight
  • adj difficult, severe
  • adj depressed, gloomy
  • adj listless, slow
Example sentences :
  • It was rather a heavy tug, for the fish he had caught weighed at least fifty pounds.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Evidences of heavy rainfall at certain times to be seen everywhere.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • A thousand pounds is a heavy venture for one so straitened as I am.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • This is especially true when we are face to face with a heavy deficit.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He slouched slightly in his gait, like the heavy man accustomed to the saddle.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • We shall have to employ two men to move the heavy furniture.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • The flush of his own heavy meal kept his pallor from showing.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He drew his revolver, and with the heavy butt banged loudly on the door.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • "We won't talk about the girl," said Andrew in a heavy voice.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for heavy

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