Origin of gravitas
Examples from the Web for gravitas
Nobody believes in the dignity and gravitas of American government.
All the moralizing and gravitas that accompanies a star player being arrested should be viewed as a form of Kabuki theater.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.|Steve Almond|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later in a statement, Moonves praised Letterman for “wit, gravitas, and brilliance unique in the history of our medium.”
But some presidents grow stronger rhetorically in the job as the gravitas of the office lends depth to their words.
Lee, an ex-BBC defense correspondent, says the couple do not have the "gravitas" to be anything other than celebrities.William and Kate Are Just Celebrities, And George Won't Ever Be King Says British Historian|Tom Sykes|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for gravitas
Word Origin for gravitas
Word Origin and History for gravitas
1924, from Latin gravitas "weight, heaviness;" figuratively, of persons, "dignity, presence, influence" (see gravity). A word that became useful when gravity acquired a primarily scientific meaning.