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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Heavily \Heav"i*ly\, adv. [From 2d Heavy.]
1. In a heavy manner; with great weight; as, to bear heavily
on a thing; to be heavily loaded.
Heavily interested in those schemes of emigration.
2. As if burdened with a great weight; slowly and
laboriously; with difficulty; hence, in a slow, difficult,
or suffering manner; sorrowfully.
And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave
them heavily. --Ex. xiv. 25.
Why looks your grace so heavily to-day? --Shak.
3. Greatly; intensely; as, heavily involved in a plot;
heavily invested in real estate.
4. In large quantity; as, it rained heavily.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: to a considerable degree; "he relied heavily on others'
data" [syn: heavily, to a great extent]
2: in a heavy-footed manner; "he walked heavily up the three
flights to his room"
3: with great force; "she hit her arm heavily against the wall"
4: in a manner designed for heavy duty; "a heavily constructed
car"; "heavily armed"
5: slowly as if burdened by much weight; "time hung heavy on
their hands" [syn: heavy, heavily]
6: in a labored manner; "he breathed heavily"
7: indulging excessively; "he drank heavily" [syn: heavily,
intemperately, hard] [ant: lightly]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "heavily":
apathetically, aridly, barrenly, bleakly, bloodlessly,
burdensomely, close, closely, coldly, colorlessly, compactly,
cumbersomely, densely, dismally, dormantly, draggily, drearily,
drearisomely, dryly, dully, dustily, effetely, emptily, firmly,
funereally, gloomily, gravely, grimly, heavy, hollowly,
impassively, inactively, inanely, inertly, insipidly, jejunely,
languidly, languorously, latently, leadenly, lifelessly, onerously,
pallidly, passively, phlegmatically, ploddingly, pointlessly,
ponderously, sadly, slowly, sluggishly, solemnly, solidly,
somberly, sombrously, spiritlessly, stagnantly, statically,
stodgily, stoically, stolidly, stuffily, superficially,
tastelessly, tediously, thick, thickly, torpidly, uninterestingly,
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