- hulking (adj.) вЂњbig, clumsy,вЂќ 1690s (through 18c. usually with fellow), from HULK (Cf. hulk) (n.).
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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] 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 — adjective Date: 1698 ponderous, massive < a hulking wrestler > … New Collegiate 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