Definition of hefty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛfti

adjective (heftier, heftiest)

  • 2Done with vigour or force: he aimed a hefty kick at the door
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    • 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.
    powerful, violent, hard, forceful, heavy, vigorous, mighty, thunderous



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  • 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.


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  • 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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