[ wey-tee ]
/ ˈweɪ ti /

adjective, weight·i·er, weight·i·est.

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.


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Origin of weighty

First recorded in 1480–90; see origin at weight, -y1


weight·i·ly, adverbweight·i·ness, nounun·weight·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for weighty

/ (ˈweɪtɪ) /

adjective weightier or weightiest

having great weight
important or momentous
causing anxiety or worry

Derived forms of weighty

weightily, adverbweightiness, noun
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