Dictionary.com

hefty

[ hef-tee ]
/ ˈhɛf ti /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: hefty / heftiness on Thesaurus.com

adjective, heft·i·er, heft·i·est.
heavy; weighty: a hefty book.
big and strong; powerful; muscular: a hefty athlete.
impressively large or substantial: a hefty increase in salary.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "IS" VS. "ARE"
"Is" it time for a new quiz? "Are" you ready? Then prove your excellent skills on using "is" vs. "are."
Question 1 of 7
IS and ARE are both forms of which verb?

Origin of hefty

First recorded in 1865–70; heft + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM hefty

heft·i·ly, adverbheft·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use hefty in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hefty

hefty
/ (ˈhɛftɪ) /

adjective heftier or heftiest informal
big and strong
characterized by vigour or forcea hefty blow
large, bulky, or heavy
sizable; involving a large amount of moneya hefty bill; a hefty wage

Derived forms of hefty

heftily, adverbheftiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK