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bulky definition

  • adjective:
    • Having considerable bulk; huge.
    • Of large size for its body weight: a bulky knit.
    • awkward to manage; unwieldy.
    • becoming huge in size, mass, or volume.
    • Unwieldy
    • Having excess human anatomy mass, especially muscle tissue.
    • of good volume or proportions; of good size; huge; thick; huge.
    • of large size for the body weight
    • Having substantial volume; massive.
    • Of large size for its weight: a bulky knit.
    • Clumsy to handle; unwieldy.
    • becoming large in proportions, mass, or amount.
    • Unwieldy
    • Having extra body size, specially muscle tissue.
    • Of great volume or measurements; of great size; big; dense; huge.
    • of large size for the fat
  • others:
    • of good volume or dimensions; huge.
    • Unwieldy; clumsy.
    • Synonyms Bulky, Massive, Massy, Ponderous, Burly. Bulky refers to prominence, excess, or unwieldiness of size; it applies properly to material things; if applied to persons, it implies the development of physical size at the expense of higher qualities. Massy is, strictly, poetic for massive. The two denote weight and solidity quite as much as size, while that which is bulky may be hollow and comparatively light: as, a bulky bundle of straw; a massive jaw; “ingots of massy gold.” Ponderous primarily denotes weight and not size, but has come to have a secondary suggestion of unwieldiness. Burly is applicable only to persons, and expresses bigness, solidity, and force, with something of coarseness of manner.
    • Of great bulk or size; large.
    • Unwieldy; clumsy.
    • Synonyms Bulky, Significant, Massy, Ponderous, Burly. Bulky relates to prominence, excess, or unwieldiness of dimensions; it applies precisely to content things; if put on persons, it indicates the development of actual dimensions at the cost of higher attributes. Massy is, purely, poetic for huge. The two denote body weight and solidity rather around size, while that which is bulky might be hollow and relatively light: as, a bulky bundle of straw; an enormous jaw; “ingots of massy gold.” Ponderous mostly denotes body weight and never dimensions, but has arrived to have a second suggestion of unwieldiness. Burly is applicable simply to individuals, and expresses bigness, solidity, and force, with some thing of coarseness of way.
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