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bulky

large and cumbersome; massive; ponderous; unwieldy: The bulky package was hard to maneuver through the door.
Not to be confused with:
balky – pigheaded; contrary; stubborn; obstinate; perverse; mulish: The balky child refused to put on her shoes.
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bulk·y

 (bŭl′kē)
adj. bulk·i·er, bulk·i·est
1. Having considerable bulk; massive.
2. Of large size for its weight: a bulky knit.
3. Clumsy to manage; unwieldy.

bulk′i·ly adv.
bulk′i·ness n.
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bulky

(ˈbʌlkɪ)
adj, bulkier or bulkiest
very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy
ˈbulkily adv
ˈbulkiness n
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bulk•y

(ˈbʌl ki)

adj. bulk•i•er, bulk•i•est.
1. of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.
2. (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.
3. made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn.
[1665–75]
bulk′i•ly, adv.
bulk′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bulky - of large size for its weight
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
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bulky

adjective large, big, huge, heavy, massive, enormous, substantial, immense, mega (slang), very large, mammoth, colossal, cumbersome, weighty, hulking, unwieldy, ponderous, voluminous, unmanageable, elephantine, massy, ginormous (informal), humongous or humungous (U.S. slang) a bulky man with balding hair
small, slim, neat, convenient, handy, manageable, wieldy
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bulky

adjective
1. Extremely large; having great mass:
2. Having a large body, especially in girth:
3. Difficult to handle or manage:
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Translations
كَبيرُ الحَجْم، ضَخْم
objemnýveliký
terjedelmes
fyrirferîarmikill
objemný
zajeten
ağırkocamantaşınması zor

bulky

[ˈbʌlkɪ] ADJ (bulkier (compar) (bulkiest (superl))) [parcel] → abultado; [person] → corpulento
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bulky

[ˈbʌlki] adj [thing] → volumineux/euse, encombrant(e); [person] → corpulent(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bulky

adj (+er)
objectsperrig; bookdick; sweater, spacesuitunförmig; bulky goodsSperrgut nt
personmassig, wuchtig
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bulky

[ˈbʌlkɪ] adjgrosso/a, voluminoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bulk

(balk) noun
1. the greater part. The bulk of his money was spent on food.
2. (great) size or mass. the bulk of a parcel; His huge bulk appeared round the corner.
adjective
in bulk. bulk buying.
ˈbulky adjective
large in size, awkward to carry etc. a bulky parcel; This is too bulky to send by post.
in bulk
in large quantities. Huge tankers now carry oil in bulk; They like to buy goods in bulk.
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In contrast, when the template is from the incorrect classes, the residues are usually bulkily shaped with large areas.
The book is handsome and bulkily authoritative but suffers from having no colour in the illustrations except a wan black and white.
How simple and naive and maybe even poor she must have seemed to the doorman: the mousy hair still cropped into the pageboy she's worn since shearing her girlhood braids, the green parka with the hood that zips bulkily into the collar, the corduroy jumper the color of stewed prunes, the white cotton turtleneck nappy from a hundred washes, the rubber-soled walking shoes ordered from a catalogue.