Definition of weighty
- weighty metal
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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: having a lot of weight
: very important and serious
: having the power to influence the opinions of other people
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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