Definition of hefty in English:

hefty

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛfti
 
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adjective (heftier, heftiest)

  • 2Done with vigour or force: he aimed a hefty kick at the door
    More example sentences
    • My arms ached like they'd been repeatedly thumped, and there was an aching in my stomach which suggested they'd given me a hefty kick in the balls.
    • He's taken a hefty kick in the face for his troubles, mind.
    • A series of hefty kicks on the two men left them both limping even after lengthy treatment.
    Synonyms
    powerful, violent, hard, forceful, heavy, vigorous, mighty, thunderous

Derivatives

heftily

adverb
More example sentences
  • Home-made cakes looked appetising but heftily priced - organic apple and banana, chocolate fudge or carrot and orange cake.
  • Dark-haired and heftily built, he was a perfect picture of all-American solidity and youthful certainty.
  • If he was watching at home he would have applauded heftily.

heftiness

noun
More example sentences
  • My personal opinion of his politics aside, he certainly touches on some weighty topics - terrorism, drugs, racism - but I found that his jokes didn't offset the heftiness of their targets.
  • It weighs 1,670 kg, low for a car of this heftiness.
  • I like to use 14-gauge wire because of its heftiness and it looks great after it has been hammered.

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