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