adjective Date: 1698 ponderous, massive <
a hulking wrestler

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  • Hulking — Hulk ing, Hulky Hulk y, a. Bulky; unwiedly; of great size and bulk; ponderous. [R.] A huge hulking fellow. H. Brooke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hulking — index ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hulking — (adj.) “big, clumsy,” 1690s (through 18c. usually with fellow), from HULK (Cf. hulk) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hulking — [adj] massive big, bulky, clumsy, colossal, cumbersome, elephantine, enormous, extensive, gargantuan, gigantic, grand, great, heavy, hefty, huge, immense, imposing, large, lumbering, mammoth, monumental, solid, titanic, towering, tremendous,… …   New thesaurus

  • hulking — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very large or clumsy …   English terms dictionary

  • hulking — [hul΄kēhul′kiŋ] adj. large, heavy, and often unwieldy or clumsy: also hulky [hul΄kē] …   English World dictionary

  • hulking — [[t]hʌ̱lkɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n You use hulking to describe a person or object that is extremely large, heavy, or slow moving, especially when they seem threatening in some way. When I woke up there was a hulking figure staring down at me... He came… …   English dictionary

  • hulking — hulk|ing [ˈhʌlkıŋ] adj [only before noun] very big and often awkward ▪ Two hulking figures guarded the entrance of the club …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hulking — adjective (only before a noun) very big and often awkward: a hulking great figure of a man …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hulking — adjective, informal a hulking black dog lumbered down the stairs Syn: large, big, heavy, sturdy, burly, brawny, hefty, strapping; bulky, weighty, massive, ponderous; clumsy, awkward, ungainly, lumbering …   Thesaurus of popular words

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