Definition of meaty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmiːti

adjective (meatier, meatiest)

  • 1Full of or resembling meat: a meaty flavour
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    • Then she is bustling away, a whirlwind of activity, testing a pot of meaty soup with a spoon that she pulls out of nowhere, sticking a sliver of wood into a rising cake in an open oven to check that it is cooking.
    • Nodding furiously, he furiously began to start serving the meaty soup to the peasants.
    • In this case, they were far from trendy al dente vegetables and had a rich meaty, sharp flavour, which I would happily have had as a main course.
  • 1.1Fleshy; brawny: the tall, meaty young man
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    • I know she would have hated Marie, and that Marie was everything she wasn't, but I think that was kind of the point; French, tall, slightly meaty, and blonde, Marie is nothing like her.
    • Barnes slaps his meaty hand over the mouth of a soldier screaming from the searing pain of shrapnel and menacingly commands ‘Take the pain!’
  • 1.2Full of substance or interest: Lawrence has written a meaty, scholarly book
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    • To attract a cast like that, Mystic River had to offer some meaty roles.
    • It also offers Woronov her first meaty film role since Bartel's Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 13 years ago.
    • But it lacks the meaty substance of its predecessors, and feels too fluffy, light, and simplistic to truly work.
    full of interest, interesting, three-dimensional, stimulating, giving food for thought; substantial, pithy, satisfying, meaningful, profound, deep, involved, significant



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  • He trotted on to the ball and drove meatily and accurately into the top left-hand corner of the net.
  • To be fair to him, the cross was fired in meatily by Lee Bullen and he did well just to get his head to it.


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  • His timing is perfect - there's enough policy meatiness to save the speech from vacuousness, but it's folksy, funny.
  • But there is also a meatiness, a tenacity of grip, and, finally, a grandeur, which this production captures.
  • Yet despite the meatiness of this main character, the pristine production and more than a smattering of smut, the show failed to engage.

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