- of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.
- (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.
- (of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn: a bulky sweater.
Origin of bulky
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1. massive, ponderous, unwieldy, clumsy.
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Examples from the Web for bulkiness
Even the former head of the federal agency that oversees Medicare recently lamented the bulkiness of the program.Health-Care Reform Returns Surprising $1.5 Billion Medicare Savings
December 7, 2011
But in mounting the steps his curiosity was awakened by the bulkiness of Linda's letter.Captain Desmond, V.C.
They threshed about, the bulkiness of the fur clothing hampering them.The Time Traders
The Greeks found no inconvenience, as we should, in the bulkiness of inscriptions as a means of keeping public records.
Yellow clover is not a really good hay plant, owing to its lack of bulkiness.Clovers and How to Grow Them
She tried on the wraps, and the hats which came up finally with Calvin staggering beneath the bulkiness of the box.The Trumpeter Swan
- very large and massive, esp so as to be unwieldy
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Word Origin and History for bulkiness
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