Synonyms of thick in English:

thick


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adjective

1‘the walls are five feet thick’

SYNONYMS
in diameter, in extent, across, wide, broad, deep

2‘his short, thick legs’

SYNONYMS
stocky, sturdy, chunky, dumpy, hefty, thickset, beefy, meaty, broad, large, big, bulky, solid, substantial
fat, stout, plump
ANTONYMS

thin, slender

3‘a thick Aran sweater’

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chunky, bulky, heavy, cable-knit, heavyweight
woollen, woolly
ANTONYMS

thin, light, lightweight

4‘the station was thick with people’

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crowded, filled, packed, teeming, seething, swarming, crawling, crammed, thronged, bursting at the seams, solid, overflowing, choked, jammed, congested
covered
full of, cram-full of, overrun by, abounding in
informal jam-packed, chock-a-block, stuffed, chock-full of
Australian, New Zealand informal chocker
rare pullulating
British informal heaving, like Piccadilly Circus

5‘the thick summer vegetation’

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plentiful, abundant, profuse, luxuriant, bushy, rich, riotous, exuberant
rank, rampant
dense, close-packed, concentrated, crowded, condensed, compact, impenetrable, impassable
serried
informal jungly
ANTONYMS

meagre, sparse

6‘a thick paste’

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semi-solid, firm, stiff, stiffened, heavy
clotted, coagulated, viscid, viscous, gelatinous, mucilaginous, ropy
concentrated
rare inspissated, viscoid
ANTONYMS

runny

7‘a motorway pile-up in thick fog’

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dense, heavy, opaque, impenetrable, soupy, murky, smoggy

8‘he's a bit thick’

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stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, doltish, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic
obtuse, insensitive
gullible, naive
informal thickheaded, dim, dumb, dopey, dippy, dozy, cretinous, birdbrained, pea-brained, pinheaded, pig-ignorant, bovine, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, lamebrained, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden-headed, fat-headed, thick-skulled, muttonheaded
British informal daft, not the full shilling, as thick as two short planks
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish
North American vulgar slang dumb-ass
ANTONYMS

clever

9‘Guy's voice was thick with desire’

SYNONYMS
husky, hoarse, throaty, guttural, gravelly, rough, raspy, rasping, croaky, croaking
indistinct, muffled
ANTONYMS

clear, shrill

10‘a thick Scottish accent’

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obvious, pronounced, marked, broad, strong, rich, decided, distinct, conspicuous, noticeable, identifiable
ANTONYMS

faint, vague

11‘she's very thick with him’

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friendly, intimate, familiar, on friendly terms, on good terms, on the best of terms, hand in glove
close to, devoted to, inseparable from
informal pally, palsy-walsy, chummy, matey, buddy-buddy, as thick as thieves, well in
ANTONYMS

unfriendly


noun

1‘in the thick of the crisis’

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midst, centre, hub, middle, core, heart
focus

Phrases

    a bit thick

    ‘I thought this was a bit thick and tried to defend myself’


    SYNONYMS
    unreasonable, unfair, unjust, unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, unnecessary, excessive
    below the belt, a bit much, off
    British out of order
    Australian, New Zealand over the fence