Heftily



[hef-tee] /ˈhɛf ti/

adjective, heftier, heftiest.
1.
heavy; weighty:
a hefty book.
2.
big and strong; powerful; muscular:
a hefty athlete.
3.
impressively large or substantial:
a hefty increase in salary.
/ˈhɛftɪ/
adjective (informal) heftier, heftiest
1.
big and strong
2.
characterized by vigour or force: a hefty blow
3.
large, bulky, or heavy
4.
sizable; involving a large amount of money: a hefty bill, a hefty wage
adj.

1867, from heft + -y (2). Related: Heftiness.

adjective

noun

A stout or obese person: While other hefties count their calories, he counts the dollars (1871+)

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