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Synonyms for heavy

Noun

1. heavy, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
usage: an actor who plays villainous roles
2. heavy, character, role, theatrical role, part, persona
usage: a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Adjective

1. heavy (vs. light), dense, doughy, soggy, heavier-than-air, hefty, massive, non-buoyant, ponderous
usage: of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture"
2. heavy (vs. light), harsh
usage: unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
3. heavy (vs. light)
usage: of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries"
4. heavy (vs. light), burdensome, onerous, taxing, distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying, leaden, weighted, oppressive, weighty
usage: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
5. fleshy, heavy, overweight, fat (vs. thin)
usage: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
6. clayey, cloggy, heavy, compact (vs. loose)
usage: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
7. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening, cloudy (vs. clear)
usage: darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
8. heavy (vs. light), big
usage: of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
9. heavy (vs. light)
usage: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
10. heavy, wicked (vs. virtuous)
usage: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
11. dense, heavy, impenetrable, thick (vs. thin)
usage: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
12. heavy, thick (vs. thin)
usage: of relatively large extent and density; "a heavy line"
13. heavy, thick (vs. thin)
usage: made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
14. big(prenominal), heavy(prenominal), intemperate (vs. temperate)
usage: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
15. heavy, sonorous, full (vs. thin)
usage: full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
16. intemperate, hard, heavy, indulgent (vs. nonindulgent)
usage: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker"
17. grave, grievous, heavy, weighty, important (vs. unimportant), of import
usage: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
18. heavy, lumbering, ponderous, heavy-footed (vs. light-footed)
usage: slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"
19. heavy, heavy-duty (vs. light-duty)
usage: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
20. heavy, indigestible (vs. digestible)
usage: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
21. heavy, steep (vs. gradual)
usage: sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
22. heavy, weighed down, full (vs. empty)
usage: full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
23. heavy, labored, laboured, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
24. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"
25. heavy, leaden, dull (vs. lively)
usage: lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
26. heavy, profound, sound, wakeless, deep (vs. shallow)
usage: (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
27. big(predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(predicate), large(predicate), heavy(predicate), with child(predicate), pregnant (vs. nonpregnant)
usage: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"

Adverb

1. heavy, heavily
usage: slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
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