from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of hefty: more hefty


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • And the U.S. Congress is debating a bailout plan that could cost $700 billion - a price tag heftier than the war in Iraq.

    The Diamondback

  • You know when your waiter at a restaurant tells you that you look like somebody really famous, and you're always secretly terrified they're going to say it's Gary Busey or a "heftier" version of Macauley Culkin?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The 5th popularity has suffered from being a "heftier" work, more intellectual, less crafted and vital than the "Italian".

    01/09/2005 - 01/16/2005

  • She also said that UNRAP was advocating for a "heftier" barrier than the post-and-chain fence to protect the plantings, but the Parks Department argued that if one part gets knocked over, it is easier to replace than the whole section.


  • At 2.3 pounds, an 11. 6-inch Air is a bit heftier than an iPad, but I still found it easy to carry around.

    First Look: Apple's new 11.6-inch MacBook Air

  • You'd think that home would be a safe haven for them, but a new study in the journal Obesity reveals that even parents can come down hard on their heftier offspring.

    Do Parents Discriminate Against Their Own Chubby Children?

  • Although they are much heftier than the bars I originally tasted (6-oz each!), both of these chocolates lived up to my expectations.

    Dove Silky Smooth Solid Chcolate Egg and Bunny, reviewed | Baking Bites

  • The only problem was that he was a bit heftier than the rest of us, and you could see the faces of the crowd turn from giddy excitement to “Uh-oh” as he put down his guitar.

    Fallin’ Up

  • However, it is also possible that the numbers reflect differences in age and work experience between community college and traditional students -- the higher earnings of the former may simply reflect a heftier resume.

    Community College Graduates Earn More Than Four-Year College Grads

  • Last summer, Schapiro told Congress the SEC needs heftier funding in order to implement the Dodd-Frank reforms.

    Senate Dems Prepare For Financial Regulatory Funding Battles With House


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.