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
So one way or another, Yost knows these weighty matters are front-and-center on the minds of the nucleus of players who have grown up together before your eyes.
The crime in consideration — namely revenge porn and accusations of domestic violence — was a weighty one.
These are tangible, weighty deals for James Johnson, Olynyk and Waiters that even next summer still will have three seasons to run.
University of Nicosia International Politics Professor Giorgos Kentas said Turkey’s alternative plans would likely mean augmenting its already weighty influence over the north.
But on a global scale, nurturing each individual species back to health is a more weighty proposition.
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.
That initial Twitter missive triggered a series of consequences, each weightier than the last.
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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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