weighty

adjective
\ ˈwā-tē How to pronounce weighty (audio) \
weightier; weightiest

Definition of weighty

1a : of much importance or consequence : momentous a weighty problem
b : solemn
2a : weighing a considerable amount
b : heavy in proportion to its bulk weighty metal
3 : powerful, telling weighty arguments

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Other Words from weighty

weightily \ ˈwā-​tə-​lē How to pronounce weighty (audio) \ adverb
weightiness \ ˈwā-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce weighty (audio) \ noun

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heavy, weighty, ponderous, cumbrous, cumbersome mean having great weight. heavy implies that something has greater density or thickness than the average of its kind or class. a heavy child for his age weighty suggests having actual and not just relative weight. a load of weighty boxes ponderous implies having great weight because of size and massiveness with resulting great inertia. ponderous elephants in a circus parade cumbrous and cumbersome imply heaviness and bulkiness that make for difficulty in grasping, moving, carrying, or manipulating. wrestled with the cumbrous furniture early cameras were cumbersome and inconvenient

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Kang the Conqueror is a Marvel Comics villain that seems like the most likely answer to Loki’s central question, and at this point, the evidence has stacked up to be a lot more weighty than WandaVision’s Mephisto theories ever were. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Celebrate the start of summer by making weighty decisions that could affect your future. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 21 June 2021 Such a description isn’t hyperbole, because whoever acquires this masterpiece will have a weighty responsibility. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 21 June 2021 Luria has only been in Congress since 2019, but held many weighty responsibilities before then, serving two decades in the Navy and retiring at the rank of commander. Kevin Freking, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 Luria has only been in Congress since 2019, but held many weighty responsibilities before then, serving two decades in the Navy and retiring at the rank of commander. Kevin Freking, ajc, 2 July 2021 There are the unbalanced, weighty apples and pears; then there is their legacy, even weightier. Jason Farago, New York Times, 27 June 2021 Their vodka, made from 100% organic corn, is weighty and smooth with the slightest hint of sweetness—perfect for a simple gimlet or martini. Bon Appétit, 25 June 2021 This time the probe is about Google's weighty position in the field of online display ad technology—a sector that was worth around $24 billion in the EU a couple years ago. David Meyer, Fortune, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of weighty

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Weighty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weighty. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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weighty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of weighty

: having a lot of weight
: very important and serious
: having the power to influence the opinions of other people

weighty

adjective
\ ˈwā-tē How to pronounce weighty (audio) \
weightier; weightiest

Kids Definition of weighty

1 : having much weight : heavy
2 : very important a weighty discussion

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