Definition of meaty in English:


adjectivemeatier, meatiest

  • 1Full of or resembling meat.

    ‘a meaty flavour’
    • ‘In this case, they were far from trendy al dente vegetables and had a rich meaty, sharp flavour, which I would happily have had as a main course.’
    • ‘‘No, nothing,’ Arven swallowed a bite of his meaty dish.’
    • ‘Nodding furiously, he furiously began to start serving the meaty soup to the peasants.’
    • ‘Then she is bustling away, a whirlwind of activity, testing a pot of meaty soup with a spoon that she pulls out of nowhere, sticking a sliver of wood into a rising cake in an open oven to check that it is cooking.’
    • ‘The same recipe can be used for a meaty version too, by making tomato pasta sauce with mince, and leaving the pumpkin out of the cottage cheese mix.’
    • ‘I wanted them to serve me something meaty.’
    • ‘A little while later, he could hear the sounds of something sizzling, and a rich, meaty smell began to dissipate through the air, setting his stomach to growling and reminding him of his hunger.’
    • ‘They're sort of meaty in appearance, like dried meat, they're cubed so you can break them away in sections.’
    • ‘The second course of today's luxury five-course meal is something a bit heavier, more intensely flavoured and is nice and meaty.’
    • ‘I was glad when he left them because I was a vegetarian and didn't wish to partake of any beefy, meaty nonsense.’
    • ‘I stirred the meaty stew, to keep it from starting a thick skin on the top.’
    • ‘Here are two classic soups, easily made vegetarian or meaty, it's up to you!’
    • ‘Plenty of crispy bits were matched by succulent meaty bits, superbly flavoured with honey soya and paper thin pancakes.’
    • ‘He was right; they were meaty and flavorful, so she ate another.’
    1. 1.1 Fleshy; brawny.
      ‘the tall, meaty young man’
      • ‘Barnes slaps his meaty hand over the mouth of a soldier screaming from the searing pain of shrapnel and menacingly commands ‘Take the pain!’’
      • ‘I know she would have hated Marie, and that Marie was everything she wasn't, but I think that was kind of the point; French, tall, slightly meaty, and blonde, Marie is nothing like her.’
      beefy, fleshy, brawny, burly, muscular, muscly, powerful, sturdy, rugged, husky, strapping, well built, solidly built, stout, thickset
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    2. 1.2 Full of substance or interest.
      ‘Lawrence has written a meaty, scholarly book’
      • ‘It's an exercise in atmosphere that gives her a chance to sink her teeth into the meaty role of femme fatale Margaret.’
      • ‘It also offers Woronov her first meaty film role since Bartel's Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 13 years ago.’
      • ‘He also wrote the screenplay, and his ideas are meaty and interesting, but there are too many.’
      • ‘The work provides its singers with some meaty roles.’
      • ‘He also gives the subsidiary characters - a dim married couple and a meddlesome mother-in-law - meaty roles whose farce is grounded in wry truth.’
      • ‘To attract a cast like that, Mystic River had to offer some meaty roles.’
      • ‘They have written meaty roles with levels upon levels of emotional response, and the cast embraced the challenge.’
      • ‘She is a fine artist and has been much featured by ENO recently, but I wish that they could find a way of sharing these meaty dramatic roles between a number of singers.’
      • ‘Alongside these meaty Scottish roles, Wilson had a lot of work to do to make the most of Miles.’
      • ‘But it lacks the meaty substance of its predecessors, and feels too fluffy, light, and simplistic to truly work.’
      • ‘Timon's the only really meaty role in the play; the rest of the characters, the senators and hangers-on, all seem a little interchangeable.’
      • ‘Blanchett, who is a damn good actress and a really pretty one, gets a meaty role on paper, as a disillusioned, pregnant and romantically confused woman.’
      • ‘It's good to see women of our age group like Linney, Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson get some meaty roles that allow them to have some sensuality.’
      • ‘Nice to see awesome actors like Olmos and Alonso getting meaty roles that have nothing to do with their ethnicity.’
      full of interest, interesting, three-dimensional, stimulating, giving food for thought
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