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 for hefty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hefty \Heft"y\, a.
     1. Moderately heavy. [Colloq. U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Strong; muscular; -- of people.
     3. Substantial; large; as, a hefty increase in annual

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight;
             rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular
             boxer"; "powerful arms" [syn: brawny, hefty,
             muscular, powerful, sinewy]
      2: of considerable weight and size; "a hefty dictionary"
      3: large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable
         amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a
         respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
         [syn: goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable,
         sizable, sizeable, tidy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "hefty":
     Herculean, adipose, annoying, arduous, awkward, backbreaking,
     beefy, besetting, big, big-bellied, bloated, blowzy, bosomy,
     bothersome, bouncing, brawny, bulky, burdensome, burly, buxom,
     chubby, chunky, clumsy, considerable, corpulent, crushing,
     cumbersome, distended, doughty, dumpy, effortful, enormous,
     extensive, fat, fattish, fleshy, forced, forceful, forcible, forcy,
     full, full-blooded, full-strength, gross, grueling, gutsy, gutty,
     hale, hard, hard as nails, hard-earned, hard-fought, hardy, hearty,
     heavy, heavyset, heavyweight, hippy, huge, husky, imposing,
     impressive, irksome, iron-hard, killing, labored, laborious, large,
     large-scale, leaden, lusty, major, massive, massy, meaty, mighty,
     muscular, nervy, obese, obstinate, onerous, operose, oppressive,
     overweight, painful, paunchy, plaguey, plump, podgy, ponderous,
     portly, potbellied, potent, powerful, pudgy, puffy, puissant,
     punishing, pursy, red-blooded, robust, robustious, roly-poly,
     rotund, rugged, sizable, sizeable, square, squat, squatty,
     stalwart, steely, stocky, stout, strained, strapping, strenuous,
     strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy,
     substantial, swollen, thick-bodied, thickset, toilsome, top-heavy,
     tough, troublesome, trying, tubby, unwieldy, uphill, vexatious,
     vigorous, wearisome, weighty, well-fed

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