adjective, heft·i·er, heft·i·est.
Related formsheft·i·ly, adverbheft·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for hefty
Abbott took advantage of that opening and pulled down a hefty share of the Hispanic vote.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then it dawned on people that paying for it would involve a hefty middle-class tax increase, on higher-end insurance plans.
The other is under a hefty oven in a bakery just a couple yards away.
Since then, the bank has cleaned up its act, but not without a hefty price.Vatican Bank: No More Secret Accounts For Politicians And “Bad Families”|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have the right to demand either execution or “blood money,” a hefty ransom that spares the life of the accused.
Hefty chaps in a scrimmage, and both equal to engines of any kind.On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles|Thomas Charles Bridges
I was doorkeeper, notwithstanding that Thoman doubted if I was "hefty" enough.A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
Hefty got away from the Island by swimming the East River, and swore to get even with the policeman.Van Bibber and Others|Richard Harding Davis
One, a hefty man of middle age with a striped shirt and glasses, said politely, "Do you want something?"The Electronic Mind Reader|John Blaine
His first farm job was either too "hefty" for Mr. Bellingham or he was not powerful enough for it.The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921|Hudson's Bay Company