heavy

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. weighty, heavyset (See gravity); oppressive, tedious, tiresome; dull, gloomy, overcast; strong, pressing, large; somber, dismal, dejected, sad, melancholy; slow, inert, sluggish; grievous, serious. See dejection, importance.Ant., light.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Weighty]
Syn. weighty, bulky, massive, cumbersome, unwieldy, ponderous, huge, overweight, top-heavy, of Great weight, burdensome, portly, weighty, cumbrous, stout, big, hard to lift, hard to carry, dense, elephantine, fat, substantial, ample, corpulent, abundant, beefy*, hefty*, chunky*; see also large 1 .
Ant. light*, buoyant, feather-light.
2. [Viscous]
Syn. dense, viscid, syrupy; see thick 3 .
3. [Burdensome]
Syn. troublesome, oppressive, vexatious; see difficult 1 , disturbing , onerous 1 .
4. [Dull]
Syn. listless, slow, apathetic; see dull 6 , indifferent 1 .
5. [Gloomy]
Syn. dejected, cloudy, overcast; see dark 1 , dismal 1 , sad 2 .
6. [Difficult]
Syn. complicated, troublesome, knotty; see complex 2 , confused 2 , difficult 2 , obscure 1 .
7. [Soggy]
Syn. inedible, damp, sodden; see indigestible , wet 1 .
hang heavy,
Syn. pass tediously, go slowly, be tedious; see drag 2 .
Syn.- heavy implies relatively Great density, quantity, intensity, etc. and figuratively connotes a pressing down on the mind, spirits, or senses [heavy water, heavy -hearted ] ; weighty suggests heaviness as an absolute rather than a relative quality and figuratively connotes Great importance or influence [ a weighty problem ] : ponderous applies to something that is very heavy because of size or bulk and figuratively connotes a labored or dull quality [ a ponderous dissertation ] ; massive stresses largeness and solidity rather than heaviness and connotes an impressiveness due to Great size [massive structures ] ; cumbersome implies a heaviness and bulkiness that makes for awkward handling and, in extended use, connotes unwieldiness [cumbersome formalities ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. hefty weighty, burdensome, overweight, unmanageable, ponderous, substantial, massive, huge, titanic, obese. see fat
2. intense great, large, strong, abundant, extreme, powerful, overwhelming, violent, rough, deep, extensive, prolonged, profound.
3. serious profound, grave, weighty, important, critical, vital, crucial.
4. burdensome oppressive, distressing, hard, harsh, onerous, intolerable, harsh.
ANT.: 1. light, weightless, featherlike.2.light, mild, weak, brief. 3. trivial, unimportant, petty. 4. easy, light, tolerable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having a relatively great weight: heavyweight, hefty, massive, ponderous, weighty. See HEAVY. 2. Unwieldy or clumsy, especially due to excess weight: cumbersome, cumbrous, lumpish, lumpy, ponderous. See EASY, HEAVY. 3. Having a large body, especially in girth: bulky, hefty, hulking, hulky, husky2, stout. See BIG. 4. Characterized by abundance: abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, substantial, voluminous. See BIG, GIVE, RICH. 5. Intensely sustained, especially in activity: concentrated, fierce, heightened, intense, intensive. See STRONG. 6. Conveying great physical force: hard, hefty, powerful, severe. See BIG. 7. Intensely violent in sustained velocity: fierce, furious, high, strong. See STRONG. 8. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms: dirty, raging, roiled, roily, rough, rugged, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent, ugly, violent, wild. See CALM. 9. Indulging in drink to an excessive degree: hard. Informal: two-fisted. See EXCESS. 10. Having great consequence or weight: earnest1, grave2, momentous, serious, severe, weighty. See IMPORTANT. 11. Having a dense or viscous consistency: gelatinous, stodgy, thick. See SOLID. 12. Not readily digested because of richness: rich. See INGESTION. 13. Growing profusely: dense, lush1, luxuriant, profuse, rank2, thick. See BIG. 14. Burdened by a weighty load: heavy-laden, laden, loaded. See FULL. 15. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, demanding, difficult, effortful, exacting, exigent, formidable, hard, laborious, onerous, oppressive, rigorous, rough, severe, taxing, tough, trying, weighty. See HEAVY. 16. Slang. Beyond the understanding of an average mind: abstruse, deep, esoteric, profound, recondite. See EASY, SURFACE. II noun Slang. A mean, worthless character in a story or play: villain. See RIGHT.

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