heftiness


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heft·y

 (hĕf′tē)
adj. heft·i·er, heft·i·est
1. Of considerable weight; heavy.
2. Big and strong; stout or muscular. See Synonyms at heavy.
3. Strong and sturdy: a hefty door.
4. Of considerable size or amount; substantial: a hefty serving of mashed potatoes; received a hefty bonus.

heft′i·ly adv.
heft′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heftiness - possessing muscular strength
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
2.heftiness - the property of being large in mass
heaviness, weightiness - the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"

heftiness

noun
The state or quality of being physically heavy:
Informal: avoirdupois.
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Weighing in at 189 grams, there's a bit of heftiness to it, which I prefer over preciousness that mark many of these oh-so-slim premium phones, and it must be said that the XA1 Plus's heft detracts in no way from its usability.
Dr Jones, from Lord Grey School in Bucks, told parents: "For girls who are not very slim, tight clothing emphasises their heftiness and is unflattering.
Their lyrics in every song are deep while they draw that elegant accessibility with soaring guitar work, great overall comradery in how the band plays together as a unit, and airy symphonic signs of heftiness in each track.
I have to admit, even given the heftiness of the rifle, the 96%grain load--not prohibitive but still not unsubstantial--coupled with a thick, patched sabot and an almost 700-grain ball pounded hard enough to mash into the rifling gave me a bit of pause.
Every horse in the race has been lumbered with an extra 9lb in the weights with many shrewd punters pinpointing Alan King's Smad Place as the main beneficiary in the heftiness hike.
Every horse in the race has been lumbered with an extra 9lb in the ye weights with many shrewd punters pinpointing Alan King's Smad Place as the main beneficiary in the heftiness hike.
While greyhounds, German shepherds and Yorkshire terriers are typically slim, breeds with a propensity for heftiness include the following:
Despite the occasional handling of the content with frisking light, the heftiness of a state of great commotion, confusion and disquiet is unavoidable as we leaf through the book.
I saw Pope John XXIII, his heftiness carried on a papal chair, and met him again in a room full of people, among them Filipinos.
In the second series of Out on Tuesday we dabbled in this by employing the Geordie punk lesbian comic Hufty, whose Mohican, piercings, heftiness and humour earned her a place in The Word (1990-95): the locus classicus of Channel 4's early ventures into what became the bodily grotesque, including one episode in which a guy pulled a heavy weight across the stage with his dick.
The heftiness of this work is as impressive as the quality of the scholarship by which Shaw guides his readers through an amazingly detailed account of violence between the Christian churches of Africa in the Augustinian era, or rather from the beginning of the Donatist dissent from Catholic Christianity until the triumph of the Arian Vandals over the African provinces in the 430s that brought an end to the split.