Synonyms of heavy in English:

heavy


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adjective

1‘the pan was too heavy for me to carry’

SYNONYMS
weighty, hefty, big, large, substantial, massive, ponderous
solid, dense, leaden
burdensome
informal hulking, weighing a ton
ANTONYMS

light

2‘he was a heavy man of about sixty’

SYNONYMS
overweight, large, bulky, stout, stocky, portly, plump, paunchy, fleshy, fat, obese, corpulent, of ample build, ample, well upholstered, well padded, broad in the beam, Falstaffian
informal hulking, tubby, beefy, porky, pudgy, blubbery, poddy
British informal podgy
archaic pursy
ANTONYMS

thin

3‘a heavy blow to the head’

SYNONYMS
forceful, hard, strong, violent, powerful, vigorous, mighty, hefty, tremendous, sharp, smart, severe, grievous
ANTONYMS

gentle

4‘a gardener comes in to do the heavy work for me’

SYNONYMS
arduous, hard, physical, laborious, demanding, difficult, exacting, strenuous, tough, onerous, back-breaking, tiring, fatiguing, exhausting, wearying, gruelling
informal murderous, killing, hellish
British informal knackering
rare toilsome, exigent
ANTONYMS

easy

5‘a heavy burden of responsibility’

SYNONYMS
onerous, burdensome, demanding, challenging, difficult, formidable, weighty, worrisome, wearisome, stressful, trying, crushing, exacting, oppressive
rare toilsome, exigent
ANTONYMS

undemanding

6‘the helicopter ran into heavy fog’

SYNONYMS
dense, thick, opaque, soupy, murky, smoggy, impenetrable
ANTONYMS

light, wispy

7‘we had heavy overnight rain’

SYNONYMS
torrential, relentless, copious, intense, teeming, excessive, strong, severe
ANTONYMS

light

8‘the summer weather is very heavy here’

SYNONYMS
humid, sultry, muggy, close, sticky, clammy, steamy, oppressive, airless, like a Turkish bath, like a sauna
British dialect claggy
ANTONYMS

fresh, arid

9‘this tool is ideal for breaking up heavy soil’

SYNONYMS
clayey, clay, viscous, viscid, muddy, sticky, glutinous, gluey, difficult, wet
British claggy
Scottish, Northern English clarty
informal gooey, gloopy, cloggy
North American informal gloppy
ANTONYMS

friable, dry

10‘heavy losses’

SYNONYMS
sizeable, substantial, hefty, colossal, big, considerable
stiff
informal tidy, whopping, whopping great, steep, astronomical
British informal whacking, whacking great
ANTONYMS

small

11‘the boat encountered very heavy seas’

SYNONYMS
tempestuous, turbulent, wild, violent, rough, stormy, storm-tossed, choppy, squally
ANTONYMS

calm

12‘the battalion was involved in heavy fighting’

SYNONYMS
intense, intensive, fierce, vigorous, concentrated, relentless, all-out, severe, serious, excessive, considerable, immoderate
ANTONYMS

half-hearted

13‘he is a heavy drinker’

SYNONYMS
immoderate, intemperate, overindulgent, unrestrained, uncontrolled, excessive
ANTONYMS

moderate

14‘you shouldn't eat a heavy meal after 6 pm’

SYNONYMS
substantial, filling, hearty, large, big, ample, sizeable, generous, square, solid
ANTONYMS

light

15‘the Japanese diet is heavy on soybeans and vegetables’

SYNONYMS
abounding in, abundant in, lavish with, generous with, liberal with, profuse with, extravagant with, free with, unstinting with, using a lot of
overabundant in, using too much of, overusing
ANTONYMS

light on

16‘he felt heavy and very tired’

SYNONYMS
lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid, languid, apathetic, lacking in energy
ANTONYMS

energetic, animated

17‘I left him with a heavy heart’

SYNONYMS
sad, sorrowful, melancholy, gloomy, downcast, downhearted, heartbroken, disheartened, dejected, disconsolate, demoralized, discouraged, despondent, depressed, crestfallen, crushed, disappointed, desolate, grief-stricken, grieving
informal blue, down, down in the mouth, down in the dumps
literary dolorous
archaic heartsick, heartsore
ANTONYMS

cheerful

18‘these poems are dull and heavy’

SYNONYMS
tedious, difficult, dull, dry, serious, over-serious, heavy-going, dreary, boring, turgid, uninteresting, wearisome, dry as dust
informal deadly
ANTONYMS

readable

19‘branches heavy with blossoms’

SYNONYMS
laden, loaded, covered, filled, groaning, bursting, teeming, abounding, weighed down, weighted down

20‘we had a heavy crop of good quality fruit’

SYNONYMS
bountiful, plentiful, abundant, large, bumper, handsome, lavish, rich, copious, considerable, sizeable, profuse
informal whopping, thumping
British informal whacking
literary plenteous, bounteous
ANTONYMS

meagre

21‘he had a big moustache and heavy features’

SYNONYMS
coarse, rough, rough-hewn, ungraceful, unrefined, inelegant
rugged, craggy
ANTONYMS

delicate