Definition of Top-heavy

1. Adjective. Unstable by being overloaded at the top.

Similar to: Unstable



Definition of Top-heavy

1. Adjective. having a high centre of gravity, and liable to topple ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an organization) having an excessive number of administrators or managers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Top-heavy

top-drain
top-drained
top-draining
top-drains
top-drawer
top-dress
top-dressed
top-dresses
top-dressing
top-fermenting
top-flight
top-grade
top-gun
top-hamper
top-hampers
top-heavy (current term)
top-hole
top-level
top-level domain
top-level domains
top-notch
top-of-mind
top-of-mind awareness
top-of-mind awarenesses
top-of-the-range
top-post
top-posted
top-poster
top-posters
top-posting

Literary usage of Top-heavy

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1. The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor (1911)
"... presents itself is whether an elaborate organization of this sort can be made to pay for itself; whether such an organization is not top-heavy. ..."

2. Life in the South from the Commencement of the War: Being a Social History by Catherine Cooper Hopley (1863)
"Thirty Grains of Quinine top heavy.—A new Home in prospect.—The African Church.—The Convention clings to the Union.—The deluded North. ..."

3. Life in the South: From the Commencement of the War by Catherine Cooper Hopley (1863)
"Thirty Grains of Quinine top heavy.—A new Home in prospect.—The African Church.—The Convention clings to the Union.—The deluded North. ..."

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