Hefty vs Voluminous - What's the difference?

hefty | voluminous |

As adjectives the difference between hefty and voluminous

is that hefty is heavy while voluminous is of or pertaining to volume or volumes.




  • heavy
  • She carries a hefty backpack full of books.
  • strong, bulky
  • They use some hefty bolts to hold up road signs.
  • (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; powerfully or heavily built.
  • He was a tall, hefty man.
  • impressive, mighty
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "hefty" is often applied: price tag, premium, profit, price, penalty, fine, portion, salary, gain, increase, amount, sum, check, fee.



    (Webster 1913)


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to volume or volumes.
  • Consisting of many folds, coils, or convolutions.
  • Of great volume, or bulk; large.
  • Having written much, or produced many volumes; copious; diffuse; as, a voluminous writer.