- having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle.
- burdensome or troublesome: the weightier cares of sovereignty.
- important or momentous: weighty negotiations.
- having or exerting influence, power, etc.; influential: a weighty merchant of Boston.
Origin of weighty
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3. significant, serious, grave, consequential. See heavy.
1, 3. light. 3. unimportant.
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Examples from the Web for weightiness
Jeremiah then appears with all his weightiness of matter and solemnity of manner.The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern
And the weightiness of these considerations is not diminished when we relate them to the special needs of the day.Nature Mysticism
J. Edward Mercer
Mrs. Wiley shook her head with the air of understanding the weightiness of her friend's excuse.In a Mysterious Way
I opened my box: then indeed I perceived the secret of its weightiness.
He had neither the unswerving sense of style, nor the weightiness of touch, that mark the perfect craftsman.Musical Portraits
- having great weight
- important or momentous
- causing anxiety or worry
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Word Origin and History for weightiness
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