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Definition of heavy:

  1. Dark with clouds, or ready to rain; gloomy; - said of the sky.
  2. Having much body or strength; - said of wines, or other liquors.
  3. Having the heaves.
  4. Heaved or lifted with labor; not light; weighty; ponderous; as, a heavy stone; hence, sometimes, large in extent, quantity, or effects; as, a heavy fall of rain or snow; a heavy failure; heavy business transactions, etc.; often implying strength; as, a heavy barrier; also, difficult to move; as, a heavy draught.
  5. Heavily; - sometimes used in composition; as, heavy- laden.
  6. Impeding motion; cloggy; clayey; - said of earth; as, a heavy road, soil, and the like.
  7. Laden with that which is weighty; encumbered; burdened; bowed down, either with an actual burden, or with care, grief, pain, disappointment.
  8. Loud; deep; - said of sound; as, heavy thunder.
  9. Not agreeable to, or suitable for, the stomach; not easily digested; - said of food.
  10. Not easy to bear; burdensome; oppressive; hard to endure or accomplish; hence, grievous, afflictive; as, heavy yokes, expenses, undertakings, trials, news, etc.
  11. Not raised or made light; as, heavy bread.
  12. Slow; sluggish; inactive; or lifeless, dull, inanimate, stupid; as, a heavy gait, looks, manners, style, and the like; a heavy writer or book.
  13. Strong; violent; forcible; as, a heavy sea, storm, cannonade, and the like.
  14. To make heavy.

Synonyms:

burdensome, rigorous, cloggy, loaded down, impenetrable, wild, life-threatening, large, weighed down, harsh, earnest, roiled, sullen, doughy, bulky, high, perturbing, abundant, sedate, dumb, dour, onerous, rugged, healthy, unfathomed, unvoiced, saturnine, good, cumbersome, big, luxuriant, heartbreaking, heightened, calm, exigent, thick, ugly, fundamental, heartrending, worrying, troubling, heavy-laden, unplumbed, forbidding, abundant, minatory, plenitudinous, rank, toilsome, raging, rich, light, oppressive, intelligent, cumbersome, great, corpulent, bulky, fat, accented, sonorous, arduous, intemperate, indigestible, ample, excess, fierce, labourious, argillaceous, generous, morose, glowering, demanding, inedible, lowering, unwieldy, tumultuous, cloudy, turbulent, bounteous, dangerous, surd, hulking, minacious, profound, clayey, heavily, dark, formidable, middleweight, to a great extent, ponderous, sarcoid, plenteous, of import, sober, overweight, ample, ominous, intense, solemn, heavy-duty, husky, effectual, severe, stout, lumpish, sodden, stormy, distressing, heavyweight, weighty, taxing, dense, reasoned, villain, buoyant, substantial, chunky, dismal, rough, compact, gravid, dull, obese, stodgy, wakeless, beefy, intemperately, solid, voiceless, viscid, strenuous, distressful, weighted, be tedious, atrocious, cumbrous, ingestion, worrisome, broad, dirty, cogent, top-heavy, go slowly, huge, overcast, disturbing, two-fisted, operose, lush, lumbering, straining, loaded, with child, deep, hard, gelatinous, grave, portly, full, drag, labored, overburdened, backbreaking, esoteric, laboured, well-grounded, trying, levelheaded, wide, tempestuous, tough, plentiful, punishing, fleshy, voluminous, wicked, gruelling, laden, troublesome, bowed down, telling, furious, troublesome, powerful, laborious, effortful, unsounded, hulky, expectant, elephantine, substantial, moody, dim, baleful, easy, surface, welterweight, sinister, threatening, level-headed, obtuse, cumbrous, roily, stressed, stout, rotund, menacing, strong, leaden, right, bountiful, lumpy, glum, recondite, monstrous, knockout, exacting, abstruse, intensive, steep, sad, serious, difficult, momentous, violent, soggy, massive, grievous, important, legal, profuse, wet, vexatious, give, heavy-footed, concentrated, grueling, copious, dejected, damp, slow, hefty, plodding, strained, enceinte, sour, sound, flagitious.

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