One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consisting of a large mass; bulky; massive.‘a round massy table’
large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagianView synonyms
- ‘Like a razor also, it seemed massy and heavy, tapering from the edge into a solid and broad structure above.’
- ‘The party crossed the border into Scotland on August 1st, 1503, to be greeted by the Archbishop of Glasgow and a thousand Scottish lords and gentlemen ‘in rich jewels and massy chains’.’
- ‘Internally, the building was full of timber columns, because it was owned by the royal bedmakers, and the British royal family likes its beds solid and massy.’
- ‘At the first dawn of the morning we closed all the massy shutters of our old building; lighted a couple of tapers which, strongly perfumed, threw out only the ghastliest and feeblest of rays.’
- ‘The courtiers, having entered brought furnaces and massy hammers and welded the bolts.’
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