Chunky vs. Thick

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  • Chunky (adjective)

    Having chunks.

    “I ate a chunky bar of chocolate.”

  • Chunky (adjective)


    “I prefer chunky blonde girls to skinny brunettes.”

  • Chunky (adjective)

    Of a cat: having a large, solid bodyline.

    “The British Shorthair has a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face.”

  • Chunky (noun)

    Native American game.

  • Thick (adjective)

    Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite in its smallest solid dimension.

  • Thick (adjective)

    Measuring a certain number of units in this dimension.

    “I want some planks that are two inches thick.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Heavy in build; thickset.

    “He had such a thick neck that he had to turn his body to look to the side.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Densely crowded or packed.

    “We walked through thick undergrowth.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Having a viscous consistency.

    “My mum’s gravy was thick but at least it moved about.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Abounding in number.

    “The room was thick with reporters.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Impenetrable to sight.

    “We drove through thick fog.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Difficult to understand, or poorly articulated.

    “We had difficulty understanding him with his thick accent.”

  • Thick (adjective)


    “He was as thick as two short planks.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Friendly or intimate.

    “They were as thick as thieves.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    Deep, intense, or profound.

    “Thick darkness.”

  • Thick (adjective)

    troublesome; unreasonable

  • Thick (adjective)

    Curvy and voluptuous, and especially having large hips.

  • Thick (adverb)

    In a thick manner.

    “Snow lay thick on the ground.”

  • Thick (adverb)


    “Bread should be sliced thick to make toast.”

  • Thick (adverb)

    Frequently; in great numbers.

    “The arrows flew thick and fast around us.”

  • Thick (noun)

    The thickest, or most active or intense, part of something.

    “It was mayhem in the thick of battle.”

  • Thick (noun)

    A thicket.

  • Thick (noun)

    A stupid person; a fool.

  • Thick (verb)

    To thicken.

  • Thick (adjective)

    with opposite sides or surfaces that are far or relatively far apart

    “the walls are 5 feet thick”

    “thick slices of bread”

    “thick metal cables”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of heavy material

    “a thick sweater”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of writing or printing) consisting of broad lines

    “a headline in thick black type”

  • Thick (adjective)

    made up of a large number of things or people close together

    “the road winds through thick forest”

    “his hair was long and thick”

  • Thick (adjective)

    densely filled or covered with

    “the air was thick with tension”

    “the ground was thick with yellow leaves”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of the air or atmosphere, or a substance in the air) opaque, dense, or heavy

    “a motorway pile-up in thick fog”

    “a thick cloud of smoke”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of a person’s head) having a dull pain or heavy feeling, especially as a result of a hangover or illness

    “influenza can cause a thick head”

    “Stephen woke late, his head thick and his mouth sour”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of a liquid or a semi-liquid substance) relatively firm in consistency; not flowing freely

    “thick mud”

  • Thick (adjective)

    of low intelligence; stupid

    “he’s a bit thick”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of a voice) not clear or distinct; hoarse or husky

    “Guy’s voice was thick with desire”

    “a snarling thick voice”

  • Thick (adjective)

    (of an accent) very marked and difficult to understand

    “a thick French accent”

  • Thick (adjective)

    having a very close, friendly relationship

    “he’s very thick with the new master”

  • Thick (noun)

    the most active or crowded part of something

    “we were in the thick of the battle”

  • Thick (adverb)

    in or with deep, dense, or heavy mass

    “bread spread thick with butter”

Oxford Dictionary

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