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hefty

[hef-tee]
adjective, heft·i·er, heft·i·est.
  1. heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
  2. big and strong; powerful; muscular: a hefty athlete.
  3. impressively large or substantial: a hefty increase in salary.
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Origin of hefty

First recorded in 1865–70; heft + -y1
Related formsheft·i·ly, adverbheft·i·ness, noun

Synonyms for hefty

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British Dictionary definitions for heftily

hefty

adjective heftier or heftiest informal
  1. big and strong
  2. characterized by vigour or forcea hefty blow
  3. large, bulky, or heavy
  4. sizable; involving a large amount of moneya hefty bill; a hefty wage
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Derived Formsheftily, adverbheftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heftily

hefty

adj.

1867, from heft + -y (2). Related: Heftiness.

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