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  1. [adverb] slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands"
    Synonyms: heavily

  2. [noun] an actor who plays villainous roles

  3. [noun] a serious (or tragic) role in a play

  4. [adjective] of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"

  5. [adjective] unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"

  6. [adjective] 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"

  7. [adjective] having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"

  8. [adjective] wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark"
    Synonyms: thick

  9. [adjective] 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"

  10. [adjective] usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
    Synonyms: fleshy, overweight

  11. [adjective] (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
    Synonyms: clayey, cloggy

  12. [adjective] darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
    Synonyms: lowering, sullen, threatening

  13. [adjective] of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"

  14. [adjective] (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"

  15. [adjective] (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"

  16. [adjective] permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
    Synonyms: dense, impenetrable

  17. [adjective] made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"

  18. [adjective] of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker"
    Synonyms: hard

  19. [adjective] prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
    Synonyms: big

  20. [adjective] used of syllables or musical beats
    Synonyms: accented, strong

  21. [adjective] full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice"
    Synonyms: sonorous

  22. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: grave, grievous, weighty

  23. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: lumbering, ponderous

  24. [adjective] large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"

  25. [adjective] dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"

  26. [adjective] sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"

  27. [adjective] full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes"
    Synonyms: weighed down

  28. [adjective] requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
    Synonyms: labored, laboured

  29. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, punishing, toilsome

  30. [adjective] lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
    Synonyms: leaden

  31. [adjective] (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep"
    Synonyms: profound, sound, wakeless

  32. [adjective] in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
    Synonyms: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, with child


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