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gravitas

[ grav-i-tahs, ‐tas ]
/ ˈgræv ɪˌtɑs, ‐ˌtæs /
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noun
seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
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Origin of gravitas

1920–25; <Latin gravitās; see gravity
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British Dictionary definitions for gravitas

gravitas
/ (ˈɡrævɪˌtæs) /

noun
seriousness, solemnity, or importance

Word Origin for gravitas

C20: from Latin gravitās weight, from gravis heavy
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