weighty

[wey-tee]
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adjective, weight·i·er, weight·i·est.
  1. having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle.
  2. burdensome or troublesome: the weightier cares of sovereignty.
  3. important or momentous: weighty negotiations.
  4. having or exerting influence, power, etc.; influential: a weighty merchant of Boston.

Origin of weighty

First recorded in 1480–90; see origin at weight, -y1
Related formsweight·i·ly, adverbweight·i·ness, nounun·weight·y, adjective

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Antonyms for weighty

1, 3. light. 3. unimportant.
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British Dictionary definitions for weightiness

weighty

adjective weightier or weightiest
  1. having great weight
  2. important or momentous
  3. causing anxiety or worry
Derived Formsweightily, adverbweightiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for weightiness

weighty

adj.

"important, serious, grave," late 15c., from weight + -y (2).

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