hefty hefty  /ˈhɛf ti/


  1. (adj) (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
  2. (adj) of considerable weight and size
  3. (adj) large in amount or extent or degree

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  1. This site offers a hefty supply of puzzles to tackle.
  2. The Rich pardon sparked an investigation into whether it was bought by the hefty donations Rich's ex-wife, Denise, had given to the Clintons and the Democrats.
  3. Brain Age has a hefty helping of sudoku puzzles, the numeric crosswords you may have heard of and might already be addicted to.


  1. Agilysys returns to a profit in its 4th quarter

    Agilysys Inc. lower expenses helped it return to profitability in its fiscal fourth quarter after hefty charges resulted in a loss a year ago. The company, which provides software to the lodging and leisure ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Gay pride fines: Russa passes anti-gay bill in 436-0 vote

    Russa's 'gay pride fines' impose hefty fines for providing information about the LGBT community to minors or holding gay pride rallies. Individuals will be fined up to 5,000 rubles ($156) and 1 million rubles ($31,000) for a company, including media organizations. Foreign citizens arrested under the new law can be deported or jailed for up to 15 days and then deported.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. G8 partners put out by Britain's hefty summit bill

    By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two days of accommodation at a lakeside golf hotel in Northern Ireland don't come cheap - and Britain has irritated its fellow Group of Eight states by sending them hefty advance bills for the summit it is hosting there. In charging 1,000 pounds for each delegate apart from the leader and a chief adviser, Britain says it is only doing what other G8 host ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. ...said Tuesday at a fundraiser for a ministry serving special needs children that new rules that raise $13 billion by limiting contributions to flexible spending accounts amount to a "hefty tax hike."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I think there will probably be fairly hefty match bans, maybe eight to 10 for Drogba and five or six for Ballack," Poll said.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Graham Poll Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "I expected everybody to be here," Curry said. "I'm surprised when guys are late. I'm surprised when they don't show. It's a pretty hefty fine to be late, or to miss."
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Michael Curry Source: USA Today

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