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
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 the past few days, investors have seen their liquidity stretched close to the limit with a string of weighty IPOs, led by UPS and Paul Allen’s Charter Communications.
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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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