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gravitas

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noun grav·i·tas \ˈgra-və-ˌtäs, -ˌtas\

Simple Definition of gravitas

  • : a very serious quality or manner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gravitas

  1. :  high seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject)

Examples of gravitas in a sentence

  1. The new leader has an air of gravitas that commands respect.

  2. a comic actress who lacks the gravitas for dramatic roles

  3. The new leader has a certain gravitas.



Origin and Etymology of gravitas

Latin


First Known Use: 1869


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