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HEFTY (heftier, heftiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hefty mean? 

HEFTY (adjective)
  The adjective HEFTY has 3 senses:

1. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
2. of considerable weight and size
3. large in amount or extent or degree

  Familiarity information: HEFTY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

HEFTY (adjective)

Sense 1hefty [BACK TO TOP]


(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful


brawny; hefty; sinewy; muscular; powerful

Context examples:

a hefty athlete / a muscular boxer / powerful arms


strong (having strength or power greater than average or expected)

Sense 2hefty [BACK TO TOP]


Of considerable weight and size

Context example:

a hefty dictionary


heavy (of comparatively great physical weight or density)

Sense 3hefty [BACK TO TOP]


Large in amount or extent or degree


goodly; goodish; sizeable; sizable; tidy; respectable; hefty

Context examples:

it cost a considerable amount / a goodly amount / received a hefty bonus / a respectable sum / a tidy sum of money / a sizable fortune


considerable (large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree)

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