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heavy

(Burdened), adjective benumbing, careworn, clumsy, dejected, depressed with sorrow, dull, dulled, gloomy, languid, leaden, serious, sluggish, somber, stolid, tempestuous, tiresome, torpid, violent, weary
Associated concepts: heavy burden to fulfill in order to prove a case

heavy

(Important), adjective commanding, eventful, immense, noteworthy, overwhelming, prominent, solemn, vast

heavy

(Onerous), adjective afflictive, burdensome, consequential, critical, cumbersome, difficult, excessive, grave, grievous, hard, imposing, intense, intolerable, notable, oppressive, striking, severe, substantial, trying, unbearable, unpleasant, unwieldy, wearying

heavy

(Ponderous), adjective careful, deliberate, profound, serious, weighty
See also: grave, intense, onerous, oppressive, pedestrian, ponderous, profound, solemn, torpid
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The larger and more heavily reinforced footings and foundations posed a challenge for the demolition crew.
He pointed out that only 26 countries were participating in the World Bank's Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative meant to relieve debt on loans, and only eight had met the criteria.
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Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, one of the boldest analysts of Russia's secret police culture, pointed out that "despite the fact that Moscow streets are now filled with policemen checking papers of those who look non-Slavic and therefore suspicious, despite the increased activity of the Russian secret services in exercising surveillance over politicians, despite all of the security precautions, several dozen heavily armed terrorists managed to stage their attack just a few miles from the Kremlin.
Although the government won the initial trial, an appeals court judge reversed the decision, agreeing with United Foods that compulsory advertising payments were unconstitutional--at least in agricultural industries that are not heavily regulated, such as mushrooms.
Now the stuff of modernist legend, Guston's transition from his so-called abstract impressionism to a heavily painted, moody figuration is revisited in a groundbreaking exhibition co-organized by Joanna Weber, acting curator at the Yale University Art Gallery (where the show debuted last spring), and Fogg Art Museum associate curator Harry Cooper.
Furthermore, Catholic voters preferred Clinton over Bush by 44 percent to 36 percent in 1992 and over Dole in 1996 by 56 percent to 37 percent, with Clinton picking up twenty-four of the twenty-five most heavily Catholic metro areas and the twelve most heavily Catholic states, despite Clinton's and the Democrats' pro-choice and anti-voucher stances.
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Finally, conservative predominance relied heavily on an unusual electoral system that allowed parliamentary seats to be won with as little as 12 to 15 percent of a district's vote and on a bureaucracy that wielded a high degree of regulatory and policymaking autonomy.
florists have relied heavily on imports in recent years to supplement flowers grown here, mainly in California.
Wieczorek-Zeul said, `In principle, we support the World Bank proposal for debt relief for the poorest and most heavily indebted developing countries.
After the banishment of the Medici family from Florence in 1494, Savonarola became heavily involved in political controversies; he took the side of a democratic faction, which brought on the wrath of an aristocratic party; the latter called him an imposter and called on Rome to condemn him.