Definition of weighty
weightilyplay \ˈwā-tə-lē\ adverb
weightinessplay \ˈwā-tē-nəs\ noun
Examples of weighty in a Sentence
She grabbed a weighty book off the shelf.
The film deals with some weighty issues.
Those are weighty arguments in your favor.
He was a weighty figure in the art world.
Recent Examples of weighty from the Web
The account is marred by the tendency of the authors to fall back on simple self-help mantras and overly weighty references to classical texts such as Carl von Clausewitz’s On War and Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
But in dealing with such weighty and dark themes, the book suffers from an inconsistency in tone—jarring transitions, from virtuosity and snark to heavy handedness and moralizing, make Roy sound unconvincing as a narrator.
This juxtaposition provided additional emotional heft to an already weighty work.
For once we weren't bogged down by weighty talks with doctors or making frightening life-or-death decisions.
In the wake of the national election that stoked fears over the fate of public schools, the dynamic of state control over local school budgets evoked a weighty phrase from those opposed to charter expansion.
In part this is because Russian election interference is a weighty, sprawling matter—much more so than Whitewater.
Brower said the fact this is a more complicated foreign trip -- relations with Saudi Arabia and Israel are weighty -- also adds to the pressure of Trump's first tentative steps onto the world stage.
This weighty, powerful rosé from the Canary Islands is made from grapes grown in small craters dug into black, volcanic-ash soil.
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WEIGHTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of weighty for English Language Learners
: having a lot of weight
: very important and serious
: having the power to influence the opinions of other people
WEIGHTY Defined for Kids
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