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, heavyweight, hefty, heavier-than-air, massive, middleweight, ponderous
usage: of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
2. heavy (vs. light), harsh, thick
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, thick (vs. thin)
usage: having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"
5. heavy, thick, wide (vs. narrow), broad
usage: wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"
6. 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"
7. fleshy, heavy, overweight, fat (vs. thin)
usage: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
8. clayey, cloggy, heavy, compact (vs. loose)
usage: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
9. heavy, lowering, sullen, threatening, cloudy (vs. clear)
usage: darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
10. heavy (vs. light), big
usage: of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
11. heavy (vs. light)
usage: (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
12. heavy, wicked (vs. virtuous)
usage: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
13. 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"
14. heavy, thick (vs. thin)
usage: made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
15. hard(prenominal), heavy, intemperate (vs. temperate)
usage: of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
16. big(prenominal), heavy(prenominal), intemperate (vs. temperate)
usage: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
17. accented, heavy, strong, stressed (vs. unstressed)
usage: used of syllables or musical beats
18. heavy, sonorous, full (vs. thin)
usage: full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
19. 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"
20. 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"
21. heavy, heavy-duty (vs. light-duty)
usage: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
22. heavy, indigestible (vs. digestible)
usage: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
23. heavy, steep (vs. gradual)
usage: sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
24. heavy, weighed down, full (vs. empty)
usage: full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
25. heavy, labored, laboured, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
26. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, punishing, toilsome, effortful (vs. effortless)
usage: characterized by toilsome 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"
27. heavy, leaden, dull (vs. lively)
usage: lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
28. 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"
29. 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"


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