adjective, heav·i·er, heav·i·est.
- very good; excellent.
- very serious or important: a really heavy relationship.
noun, plural heav·ies.
Origin of heavy
SYNONYMS FOR heavy
Examples from the Web for heaviness
So the heaviness was not so much a literary conceit but something I wanted to talk about.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Something heavy and sad came over Abu Hassar and the heaviness of that thing came over me.
He saw himself as a deep-inside player in the intelligence world, and the heaviness of the responsibility was not sitting well.Bradley Manning’s Political Dreams: New Biography of Accused WikiLeaker|Denver Nicks|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And later, we want to see people in various stages of working it off, or at the very least, grappling with heaviness.
How His people need thus to be in heaviness through manifold temptations, to keep them meek and submissive!The Words of Jesus|John R. Macduff
Some of the heaviness of his spirit always left him at sight of the little house.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
O hours of refined felicity past and gone, how severe is your contrast with those of heaviness and distaste now endured!'The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)|Fanny Burney
Be afflicted and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.The Gospel: An Exposition of its First Principles|Brigham Henry Roberts
The damsel, too, who leads him away, will pass through sorrow and heaviness.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes
British Dictionary definitions for heaviness
adjective heavier or heaviest
- armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc
- (of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type
- dramatic and powerful; grandiose
- not immediately comprehensible or appealing
- unpleasant or tedious
- (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard
noun plural heavies
- a villainous role
- an actor who plays such a part
- a large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship
- a large calibre or weighty piece of artillery
- in a heavy manner; heavilytime hangs heavy
- (in combination)heavy-laden
Derived Formsheavily, adverbheaviness, noun
Word Origin for heavy
Idioms and Phrases with heaviness
In addition to the idioms beginning with heavy
- heavy going
- heavy hand, with a
- heavy heart, with a
- heavy hitter
- hot and heavy
- make heavy weather of
- play the heavy
- time hangs heavy