Adjective "Bulky" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Taking up much space; large and unwieldy.
  1. 'The expensive, bulky book will not be revised for years.'
  2. 'They were a great innovation, but also bulky, heavy, expensive and in some cases, overly complicated.'
  3. 'But the technology was too bulky, too expensive, and very poorly marketed.'
  4. 'On the internet today, just as in Grey's time, too many images make a reference unreasonably bulky and expensive to produce.'
  5. 'It's good, honestly - it's just physically unwieldy, bulky and so extremely long that it's difficult to feel as if you're making any progress with it.'
  6. 'This was best carried out as near as possible to where the crops grew, as untreated grain was bulky and expensive to transport.'
  7. 'Radio and telephones could communicate between cities, ships and higher headquarters, but they were too bulky to be man-carried.'
  8. 'This means that the plasma TV is only a few inches thick as opposed to the tube televisions that were large, bulky pieces of furniture.'
  9. 'There were other doors, bulky and overstuffed-looking pieces of furniture, woven rugs on the floor and paintings on the walls.'
  10. 'Wireless handhelds are bulky, expensive and feature-poor compared with their non-wireless counterparts, the research firm argues.'
  11. 'a bulky, overcoat-clad figure'
  12. 'He stood tall with a wide chest, square shoulders, a bulky figure, long blond hair, but he himself had the blackest and biggest wings of them all.'
  13. 'Soon, beer-bellied men will be squeezing their bulky frames into pieces of elastic and pulling on trousers two, or maybe even three sizes too small.'
  14. 'Coach Butch Davis loves the bulky guys, but taking Notre Dame center Jeff Faine at No.21 was a surprise.'
  15. 'The bulky Canadian was never going to break any speed records but his option-taking was textbook stuff.'
  16. 'Andhra wicketkeeper, Prasanna Kumar, belied his bulky figure to bring off fine diving saves.'
  17. 'He works out, has done martial arts for years, and is a decently bulky guy.'
  18. 'Then you probably already know there's no need to worry about becoming too bulky by bringing weights into your ab routine.'
  19. 'Every time I see a bulky figure in the street, I'm sure John has arrived in town, to help me shed an illusion.'
  20. 'Walking ahead of me was a tall, bulky man - the sort who shaves his head in a self-delusional attempt to hide his baldness.'
  21. 'Narrow aisles and small seats into which bulky people must squeeze can make planes uncomfortable and annoy other passengers.'


1. of relatively large and cumbersome bulk or size.

2. (of a fabric or yarn) thick; lofty.

3. (of a garment) made of thick, resilient fabric or yarn: a bulky sweater.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be bulky in tanks."

"tags can be bulky in pockets."

"roots can be bulky to transports."

"keys can be bulky in pockets."

"cases can be bulky by standards."

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