Simple Definition of gravitas
: a very serious quality or manner
Full Definition of gravitas
: high seriousness (as in a person's bearing or in the treatment of a subject)
Examples of gravitas in a sentence
The new leader has an air of gravitas that commands respect.
a comic actress who lacks the gravitas for dramatic roles
The new leader has a certain gravitas.
Origin and Etymology of gravitas
First Known Use: 1869
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