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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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Trained locally by Eric Alston near Preston, he was at his very best on the heavy going three weekends ago.
Young Dutch conductor Lawrence Renes made heavy going of the first movement's opening gestures and after a sultry andante more responsive to such shaping, the Minuet overstayed its welcome with the conductor's insistence upon observing every repeat.
The selection landed the Southern National (3m3f) on soft ground at Fontwell in November and ran well in defeat on heavy going at Carlisle in December.
It can be heavy going and is one of those jobs you always put off, but make a start now and you'll be pleased come summer when the grass is growing.
But I found it too heavy going, battering the punchbag.
The downpour came just as they were about to decide whether the usual course was safe, so instead runners had to complete four laps of the racecourse, which proved very heavy going.
"We get some quite good discussions up and running, but it's not too heavy going."
Two months ago, in heavy going and over a distance four furlongs further than his best trip of two miles, the eight-year-old superstar was slaughtered by front-running Limestone Lad who ground him into the mud.
In general he does a masterful job of presenting complex critical and historical material accessibly, although I found some passages to be heavy going. The translations themselves are fluid and highly readable versions of Tasso's prose.
Baywing 1.50 Uttoxeter SP forecast 10-11 Reportedly immature when well beaten on his first four starts last season, but the money came on his reappearance in a heavy going novice handicap at Carlisle last month and he looked an improved performer, bolting up by ten lengths.
But parents who were recently spoiled by cross-over cartoon treats like Shrek and Ice Age will find the cloying tale heavy going.
CHAMPIONS Bradford followed up their impressive opening win at Wigan with a 38-12 demolition of Warrington in heavy going at Valley Parade.