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Meaning & Definition of Heavily in English

English

Heavily

/hɛvəli/

adverb

1. To a considerable degree

  • "He relied heavily on others' data"
    synonym:
  • heavily
  • ,
  • to a great extent

2. In a heavy-footed manner

  • "He walked heavily up the three flights to his room"
    synonym:
  • heavily

3. With great force

  • "She hit her arm heavily against the wall"
    synonym:
  • heavily

4. In a manner designed for heavy duty

  • "A heavily constructed car"
  • "Heavily armed"
    synonym:
  • heavily

5. Slowly as if burdened by much weight

  • "Time hung heavy on their hands"
    synonym:
  • heavy
  • ,
  • heavily

6. In a labored manner

  • "He breathed heavily"
    synonym:
  • heavily

7. Indulging excessively

  • "He drank heavily"
    synonym:
  • heavily
  • ,
  • intemperately
  • ,
  • hard

Examples of using

It's been raining heavily since this morning, so I don't want to go anywhere.
The company is losing money heavily.