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thick

thick

 
 
pronunciation:
thIk
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: thicker, thickest
definition 1: relatively great in the measure of the smallest dimension from one side to the opposite side.
a long, thick snake
synonyms:
fat
antonyms:
diaphanous, gauzy, sheer, thin
similar words:
big, broad, deep, gross, stout, wide
definition 2: measured across the smallest dimension.
ice three inches thick
synonyms:
deep
similar words:
broad, wide
definition 3: having particles or components situated very close to one other; dense.
thick foga thick forest
synonyms:
dense
antonyms:
thin
similar words:
close, compact, compressed, condensed, impenetrable, serried, turbid
definition 4: of a viscous or heavy consistency.
Molasses is quite thick.
synonyms:
gelatinous, viscid, viscous
antonyms:
thin, watery
similar words:
glutinous, jellied, mucilaginous, ropy, stiff, syrupy, turbid
definition 5: pronounced; extreme.
a thick Russian accent
synonyms:
conspicuous, distinct, pronounced
antonyms:
faint
similar words:
decided, extreme, great, heavy, intense, strong
definition 6: abounding in; covered with.
shelves thick with dust
synonyms:
bristling, chock-full, full, rife, teeming
antonyms:
sparse
similar words:
swarming
definition 7: hard to understand; indistinct.
He had so much wine that his speech became thick.
synonyms:
indistinct
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
guttural, hoarse, husky, inarticulate, muffled, throaty
definition 8: (informal) stupid; dull.
synonyms:
dull, lamebrained, obtuse, slow, stupid, thick-witted, unintelligent
antonyms:
clever
similar words:
dense, simple
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: thicker, thickest
definition: in a thick way; so as to be thick.
Slice the bread thick.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the thickest or most intense part.
the thick of the brawl
similar words:
center, middle
derivations: thickish (adj.), thickly (adv.)
Word Builder: thick +
  • thicken:
    to make thick or thicker.
  • thickness:
    a layer of something.
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