Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun heavy

2 senses of heavy

Sense 1
heavy -- (an actor who plays villainous roles)
       => actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player -- (a theatrical performer)

Sense 2
heavy -- (a serious (or tragic) role in a play)
       => character, role, theatrical role, part, persona -- (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona")

Antonyms of adj heavy

27 senses of heavy

Sense 1
heavy (vs. light) -- (of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture")

light (vs. heavy) -- (of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C")
        => lightweight -- (weighing relatively little compared with another item or object of similar use; "a lightweight fabric"; "lightweight wood")
        => airy -- (having little or no perceptible weight; so light as to resemble air; "airy gauze curtains")
        => buoyant, floaty -- (tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas; "buoyant balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf")
        => lighter-than-air -- (relating to a balloon or other aircraft that flies because it weighs less than the air it displaces)
        => low-density (predicate) -- (having low relative density or specific gravity)

Sense 2
heavy (vs. light) -- (unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic")

light (vs. heavy) -- (not great in degree or quantity or number; "a light sentence"; "a light accent"; "casualties were light"; "light snow was falling"; "light misty rain"; "light smoke from the chimney")

Sense 3
heavy (vs. light) -- (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")

light (vs. heavy) -- (of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; "light infantry"; "light cavalry"; "light industry"; "light weapons")
        => light-armed, lightly-armed -- (armed with light weapons)

Sense 4
heavy (vs. light) -- (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")

light (vs. heavy) -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")
        => fooling, casual -- (characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter")

Sense 5
fleshy, heavy, overweight -- (usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it)

INDIRECT (VIA fat) -> thin, lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)

Sense 6
clayey, cloggy, heavy -- ((used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated")

INDIRECT (VIA compact) -> loose -- (not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel")

Sense 7
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening -- (darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky")

INDIRECT (VIA cloudy) -> clear -- (free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day")

Sense 8
heavy (vs. light) -- (of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas")

light (vs. heavy) -- (of little intensity or power or force; "the light touch of her fingers"; "a light breeze")
        => easy, gentle, soft -- (having little impact; "an easy pat on the shoulder"; "gentle rain"; "a gentle breeze"; "a soft (or light) tapping at the window")

Sense 9
heavy (vs. light) -- ((physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water")

light (vs. heavy) -- ((physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; "light water is ordinary water")

Sense 10
heavy -- ((of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'")

INDIRECT (VIA wicked) -> virtuous -- (morally excellent)

Sense 11
dense, heavy, impenetrable -- (permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom")

INDIRECT (VIA thick) -> thin -- (relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil")

Sense 12
heavy -- (of relatively large extent and density; "a heavy line")

INDIRECT (VIA thick) -> thin -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

Sense 13
heavy -- (made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat")

INDIRECT (VIA thick) -> thin -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

Sense 14
big (prenominal), heavy (prenominal) -- (prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor")

INDIRECT (VIA intemperate) -> temperate -- (not extreme in behavior; "temperate in his habits"; "a temperate response to an insult"; "temperate in his eating and drinking")

Sense 15
heavy, sonorous -- (full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice")

INDIRECT (VIA full) -> thin -- ((of sound) lacking resonance or volume; "a thin feeble cry")

Sense 16
intemperate, hard, heavy -- (given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker")

INDIRECT (VIA indulgent) -> nonindulgent, strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 17
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Sense 18
heavy, lumbering, ponderous -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy-footed) -> light-footed -- ((of movement) having a light and springy step; "a light-footed girl")

Sense 19
heavy -- (large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery")

INDIRECT (VIA heavy-duty) -> light-duty -- (not designed for heavy work; "a light-duty detergent")

Sense 20
heavy -- (dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding")

INDIRECT (VIA indigestible) -> digestible -- (capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal)

Sense 21
heavy -- (sharply inclined; "a heavy grade")

INDIRECT (VIA steep) -> gradual -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Sense 22
heavy, weighed down -- (full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes")

INDIRECT (VIA full) -> empty -- (holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours")

Sense 23
heavy, labored, laboured -- (requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading")

INDIRECT (VIA effortful) -> effortless -- (requiring or apparently requiring no effort; "the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air")

Sense 24
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA effortful) -> effortless -- (requiring or apparently requiring no effort; "the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air")

Sense 25
heavy, leaden -- (lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation")

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> lively -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Sense 26
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless -- ((of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep")

INDIRECT (VIA deep) -> shallow -- (not deep or strong; not affecting one deeply; "shallow breathing"; "a night of shallow fretful sleep"; "in a shallow trance")

Sense 27
big (predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great (predicate), large (predicate), heavy (predicate), with child (predicate) -- (in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child")

INDIRECT (VIA pregnant) -> nonpregnant -- (not pregnant)

Similarity of adj heavy

27 senses of heavy

Sense 1
heavy (vs. light) -- (of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogany furniture")
       => dense -- (having high relative density or specific gravity; "dense as lead")
       => doughy, soggy -- (having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking; "the cake fell; it's a doughy mess")
       => heavier-than-air -- (relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces)
       => hefty -- (of considerable weight and size; "a hefty dictionary")
       => massive -- (consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter; "Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets")
       => non-buoyant -- (tending to sink in a liquid or fall in air)
       => ponderous -- (having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons")

Sense 2
heavy (vs. light) -- (unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic")
       => harsh -- (severe; "a harsh penalty")

Sense 3
heavy (vs. light) -- (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")

Sense 4
heavy (vs. light) -- (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")
       => burdensome, onerous, taxing -- (not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule")
       => distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying -- (causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time")
       => leaden, weighted -- (made heavy or weighted down with weariness; "his leaden arms"; "weighted eyelids")
       => oppressive -- (weighing heavily on the senses or spirit; "the atmosphere was oppressive"; "oppressive sorrows")
       => weighty -- (weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems")

Sense 5
fleshy, heavy, overweight -- (usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it)
       => fat (vs. thin) -- (having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was")

Sense 6
clayey, cloggy, heavy -- ((used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated")
       => compact (vs. loose) -- (closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers")

Sense 7
heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening -- (darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky")
       => cloudy (vs. clear) -- (full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies")

Sense 8
heavy (vs. light) -- (of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas")
       => big -- (marked by intense physical force; "a big wind")

Sense 9
heavy (vs. light) -- ((physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water")

Sense 10
heavy -- ((of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'")
       => wicked (vs. virtuous) -- (morally bad in principle or practice)

Sense 11
dense, heavy, impenetrable -- (permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom")
       => thick (vs. thin) -- (relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog")

Sense 12
heavy -- (of relatively large extent and density; "a heavy line")
       => thick (vs. thin) -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Sense 13
heavy -- (made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat")
       => thick (vs. thin) -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Sense 14
big (prenominal), heavy (prenominal) -- (prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor")
       => intemperate (vs. temperate) -- (excessive in behavior; "intemperate rage")

Sense 15
heavy, sonorous -- (full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice")
       => full (vs. thin) -- ((of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice")

Sense 16
intemperate, hard, heavy -- (given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors; "a hard drinker")
       => indulgent (vs. nonindulgent) -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 17
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty -- (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")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

Sense 18
heavy, lumbering, ponderous -- (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")
       => heavy-footed (vs. light-footed) -- ((of movement) lacking ease or lightness; "his tired heavy-footed walk")

Sense 19
heavy -- (large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery")
       => heavy-duty (vs. light-duty) -- (designed for heavy work; "a heavy-duty detergent"; "heavy-duty gloves")

Sense 20
heavy -- (dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding")
       => indigestible (vs. digestible) -- (digested with difficulty)

Sense 21
heavy -- (sharply inclined; "a heavy grade")
       => steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

Sense 22
heavy, weighed down -- (full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes")
       => full (vs. empty) -- (containing as much or as many as is possible or normal; "a full glass"; "a sky full of stars"; "a full life"; "the auditorium was full to overflowing")

Sense 23
heavy, labored, laboured -- (requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading")
       => effortful (vs. effortless) -- (requiring great physical effort)

Sense 24
arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome -- (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")
       => effortful (vs. effortless) -- (requiring great physical effort)

Sense 25
heavy, leaden -- (lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation")
       => dull (vs. lively) -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

Sense 26
heavy, profound, sound, wakeless -- ((of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep")
       => deep (vs. shallow) -- (relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply; "a deep breath"; "a deep sigh"; "deep concentration"; "deep emotion"; "a deep trance"; "in a deep sleep")

Sense 27
big (predicate), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great (predicate), large (predicate), heavy (predicate), with child (predicate) -- (in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child")
       => pregnant (vs. nonpregnant) -- (carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life)

Synonyms of adv heavy

1 sense of heavy

Sense 1
heavy, heavily -- (slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands")

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