Synonyms for heavy

Synonyms for (noun) heavy

Synonyms: heavy

Definition: a serious (or tragic) role in a play

Similar words: persona, part, role, theatrical role, character

Definition: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

Usage: she played the part of Desdemona


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: an actor who plays villainous roles

Similar words: actor, histrion, role player, thespian, player

Definition: a theatrical performer

Synonyms for (adjective) heavy

Synonyms: big, with child, large, heavy, gravid, great, enceinte, expectant

Definition: in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Usage: was big with child; was great with child

Similar words: pregnant

Definition: carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life


Synonyms: lowering, heavy, sullen, threatening

Definition: darkened by clouds

Usage: a heavy sky

Similar words: cloudy

Definition: full of or covered with clouds

Usage: cloudy skies


Synonyms: clayey, cloggy, heavy

Definition: (used of soil) compact and fine-grained

Usage: the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated

Similar words: compact

Definition: closely and firmly united or packed together

Usage: compact soil; compact clusters of flowers


Synonyms: profound, wakeless, heavy, sound

Definition: (of sleep) deep and complete

Usage: a heavy sleep; fell into a profound sleep; a sound sleeper; deep wakeless sleep

Similar words: deep

Definition: relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

Usage: a deep breath; a deep sigh; deep concentration; deep emotion; a deep trance; in a deep sleep


Synonyms: leaden, heavy

Definition: lacking lightness or liveliness

Usage: heavy humor; a leaden conversation

Similar words: dull

Definition: lacking in liveliness or animation

Usage: 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


Synonyms: heavy, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, backbreaking, arduous, toilsome, operose, punishing

Definition: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

Usage: 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

Similar words: effortful

Definition: requiring great physical effort


Synonyms: heavy, labored, laboured

Definition: requiring or showing effort

Usage: heavy breathing; the subject made for labored reading

Similar words: effortful

Definition: requiring great physical effort


Synonyms: fleshy, overweight, heavy

Definition: usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

Similar words: fat

Definition: having an (over)abundance of flesh

Usage: he hadn't remembered how fat she was


Synonyms: heavy, weighed down

Definition: full of; bearing great weight

Usage: trees heavy with fruit; vines weighed down with grapes

Similar words: full

Definition: containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

Usage: a full glass; a sky full of stars; a full life; the auditorium was full to overflowing


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: sharply inclined

Usage: a heavy grade

Similar words: steep

Definition: having a sharp inclination

Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

Usage: a heavy pudding

Similar words: indigestible

Definition: digested with difficulty


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: of comparatively great physical weight or density

Usage: a heavy load; lead is a heavy metal; heavy mahogany furniture

Similar words: dense

Definition: having high relative density or specific gravity

Usage: dense as lead


Similar words: doughy, soggy

Definition: having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking

Usage: the cake fell; it's a doughy mess


Similar words: heavier-than-air

Definition: relating to an aircraft heavier than the air it displaces


Similar words: hefty

Definition: of considerable weight and size

Usage: a hefty dictionary


Similar words: massive

Definition: consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter

Usage: Earth is the most massive of the terrestrial planets


Similar words: non-buoyant

Definition: tending to sink in a liquid or fall in air


Similar words: ponderous

Definition: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

Usage: a ponderous stone; a ponderous burden; ponderous weapons


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

Usage: a heavy truck; heavy machinery

Similar words: heavy-duty

Definition: designed for heavy work

Usage: a heavy-duty detergent; heavy-duty gloves


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

Usage: a heavy heart; a heavy schedule; heavy news; a heavy silence; heavy eyelids

Similar words: taxing, burdensome, onerous

Definition: not easily borne; wearing

Usage: the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return; my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests; a taxing schedule


Similar words: perturbing, worrisome, worrying, troubling, distressful, distressing, disturbing

Definition: causing distress or worry or anxiety

Usage: 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


Similar words: weighted, leaden

Definition: made heavy or weighted down with weariness

Usage: his leaden arms; weighted eyelids


Similar words: oppressive

Definition: weighing heavily on the senses or spirit

Usage: the atmosphere was oppressive; oppressive sorrows


Similar words: weighty

Definition: weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

Usage: weighty problems


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: unusually great in degree or quantity or number

Usage: heavy taxes; a heavy fine; heavy casualties; heavy losses; heavy rain; heavy traffic

Similar words: harsh

Definition: severe

Usage: a harsh penalty


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: of great intensity or power or force

Usage: a heavy blow; the fighting was heavy; heavy seas

Similar words: big

Definition: marked by intense physical force

Usage: a big wind


Synonyms: heavy, ponderous, lumbering

Definition: slow and laborious because of weight

Usage: the heavy tread of tired troops; moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot; ponderous prehistoric beasts; a ponderous yawn

Similar words: heavy-footed

Definition: (of movement) lacking ease or lightness

Usage: his tired heavy-footed walk


Synonyms: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty

Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

Usage: 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

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day


Synonyms: heavy, intemperate, hard

Definition: given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

Usage: a hard drinker

Similar words: indulgent

Definition: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

Usage: indulgent grandparents


Synonyms: sonorous, heavy

Definition: full and loud and deep

Usage: heavy sounds; a herald chosen for his sonorous voice

Similar words: full

Definition: (of sound) having marked deepness and body

Usage: full tones; a full voice


Synonyms: heavy, big

Definition: prodigious

Usage: big spender; big eater; heavy investor

Similar words: intemperate

Definition: excessive in behavior

Usage: intemperate rage


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: made of fabric having considerable thickness

Usage: a heavy coat

Similar words: thick

Definition: 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

Usage: an inch thick; a thick board; a thick sandwich; spread a thick layer of butter; thick coating of dust; thick warm blankets


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: of relatively large extent and density

Usage: a heavy line

Similar words: thick

Definition: 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

Usage: an inch thick; a thick board; a thick sandwich; spread a thick layer of butter; thick coating of dust; thick warm blankets


Synonyms: dense, impenetrable, heavy

Definition: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

Usage: dense smoke; heavy fog; impenetrable gloom

Similar words: thick

Definition: relatively dense in consistency

Usage: thick cream; thick soup; thick smoke; thick fog


Synonyms: heavy

Definition: (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

Usage: Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'

Similar words: wicked

Definition: morally bad in principle or practice