- 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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He brought his chair to a level and pounded the desk with a weighty fist.Within the Law
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- having great weight
- important or momentous
- causing anxiety or worry
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Word Origin and History for weighty
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