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heavier (See heavy)
adj
1 of comparatively great physical weight or density; "a heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture" [ant: light]
2 unusually great in degree or quantity or number; "heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic" [ant: light]
3 of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment; "heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries" [ant: light]
4 having or suggesting a viscous consistency; "heavy cream"
5 wide from side to side; "a heavy black mark" [syn: thick]
6 marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids" [ant: light]
7 usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it [syn: fleshy, overweight]
8 (used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated" [syn: clayey, cloggy]
9 darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky" [syn: lowering, sullen, threatening]
10 of great intensity or power or force; "a heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas" [ant: light]
11 (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight; "heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water" [ant: light]
12 (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain; "Iago is the heavy role in `Othello'"
13 permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter; "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom" [syn: dense, impenetrable]
14 made of fabric having considerable thickness; "a heavy coat"
15 of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately; "does a lot of hard drinking"; "a heavy drinker" [syn: hard(a)]
16 prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]
17 used of syllables or musical beats [syn: accented, strong]
18 full and loud and deep; "heavy sounds"; "a herald chosen for his sonorous voice" [syn: sonorous]
19 of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference" [syn: grave, grievous, weighty]
20 slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" [syn: lumbering, ponderous]
21 large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work; "a heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
22 dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal; "a heavy pudding"
23 sharply inclined; "a heavy grade"
24 full of; bearing great weight; "trees heavy with fruit"; "vines weighed down with grapes" [syn: weighed down]
25 requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading" [syn: labored, laboured]
26 characterized by toilsome effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace" [syn: arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, laborious, punishing, toilsome]
27 lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation" [syn: leaden]
28 (of sleep) deep and complete; "a heavy sleep"; "fell into a profound sleep"; "a sound sleeper"; "deep wakeless sleep" [syn: profound, sound, wakeless]
29 in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)]

Noun

1 an actor who plays villainous roles
2 a serious (or tragic) role in a play adv : slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on their hands" [syn: heavily] [also: heaviest, heavier]

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heavier
  1. more heavy
  2. more dense

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