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Definition of "heaviness" []

  • Of comparatively great weight (adjective)
  • Having a relatively high density (adjective)
  • Great in yield, quality, or quantity (adjective)
  • Great or considerable (adjective)
  • Hard to bear, accomplish, or fulfil (adjective)
  • Sad or dejected in spirit or mood (adjective)
  • Coarse or broad (adjective)
  • (of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy (adjective)
  • Solid or fat (adjective)
  • (of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials (adjective)
  • Serious; grave (adjective)
  • Armed or equipped with large weapons, armour, etc (adjective)
  • (of guns, etc) of a large and powerful type (adjective)
  • (of a syllable) having stress or accentuation (adjective)
  • Dull and uninteresting (adjective)
  • Prodigious (adjective)
  • (of cakes, bread, etc) insufficiently leavened (adjective)
  • Deep and loud (adjective)
  • Dramatic and powerful; grandiose (adjective)
  • Not immediately comprehensible or appealing (adjective)
  • Unpleasant or tedious (adjective)
  • Wonderful (adjective)
  • (of rock music) having a powerful beat; hard (adjective)
  • Weighted; burdened (adjective)
  • Clumsy and slow (adjective)
  • Permeating (adjective)
  • Cloudy or overcast, esp threatening rain (adjective)
  • Not easily digestible (adjective)
  • (of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element (adjective)
  • (of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy (adjective)
  • Using, or prepared to use, violence or brutality (adjective)
  • A villainous role (noun)
  • An actor who plays such a part (noun)
  • A large fleet unit, esp an aircraft carrier or battleship (noun)
  • A large calibre or weighty piece of artillery (noun)
  • A heavyweight boxer, wrestler, etc (noun)
  • A man hired to threaten violence or deter others by his presence (noun)
  • Strong bitter beer (noun)
  • In a heavy manner; heavily (adverb)
  • (in combination) (adverb)
  • The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity. (noun)

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  • Oppression; dejectedness, sadness. (noun)

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Use "heaviness" in a sentence
  • "Making a death metal album sound nice and clean without losing the heaviness is a subtle art and he's consistently nailed it."
  • "However, this heaviness is also a result of the author's ardent and instant imagination, forming a scene and a dialogue of each incident in the narrative without taking the necessary backward look at the general perspective."
  • "Indeed, I was in rather a low way that day; which was due in part to my not being able, for all my thinking, to see any sort of a clear course before me; and in part to the fact that the weather was thickening and that my spirits were dulled a good deal by what we call the heaviness of the air."