adjective \ˈwā-tē\

: having a lot of weight

: very important and serious

: having the power to influence the opinions of other people


Full Definition of WEIGHTY

a :  of much importance or consequence :  momentous <a weighty problem>
b :  solemn
a :  weighing a considerable amount
b :  heavy in proportion to its bulk <weighty metal>
:  powerful, telling <weighty arguments>
weight·i·ly \ˈwā-tə-lē\ adverb
weight·i·ness \ˈwā-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of WEIGHTY

  1. She grabbed a weighty book off the shelf.
  2. The film deals with some weighty issues.
  3. Those are weighty arguments in your favor.
  4. He was a weighty figure in the art world.

First Known Use of WEIGHTY

15th century

Rhymes with WEIGHTY


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