[ hev-uh-lee ]
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  1. with a great weight or burden: a heavily loaded wagon.

  2. in a manner suggestive of carrying a great weight; ponderously; lumberingly: He walked heavily across the room.

  1. in an oppressive manner: Cares weigh heavily upon him.

  2. severely; greatly; intensely: to suffer heavily.

  3. densely; thickly: heavily wooded.

  4. in large amounts or in great quantities; very much: It rained heavily on Tuesday.

  5. without animation or vigor; in a dull manner; sluggishly.

Origin of heavily

First recorded before 900; Middle English hevyly, Old English hefiglīce; equivalent to heavy + -ly

Other words from heavily

  • o·ver·heav·i·ly, adverb
  • un·heav·i·ly, adverb

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