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

Synonyms & Antonyms for weighty

Synonyms

grave, heavy, serious

Antonyms

light, unserious

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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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Though skip the weighty necklaces and chokers in favor of a fun crossbody bag. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "These Coachella Outfit Ideas Are So Good, You'll Be Watching the Likes Roll In," 7 Mar. 2019 Both roles are weightier than those usually granted to young actresses, and showcase MacKenzie and Lawrence's range as performers. refinery29.com, "Please Stop Calling This Actress "The New Jennifer Lawrence"," 3 July 2018 The 2016 Pet Sounds from Jess Miller in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley, made entirely of pinot noir, was creamy and rich, much weightier than some of the others, yet spicy and savory. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Bubbles, With Joy: Pétillant Naturel’s Triumphant Return," 8 Mar. 2018 Seeds are much less weighty and spacious than already-prepared food. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How NASA is learning to grow plants in space and on other worlds," 21 Sep. 2018 On the Razer, Bumblebee Farm looks cozy and lush. Footsteps are weighty, and the cows, goats, and sheep sound alive. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Into the High-Powered World of Gaming PCs," 20 Sep. 2018 Ethereal models wore hair ribbons, thick velvet dresses and weighty embroidered capes, sometimes holding large bouquets of white flowers. Washington Post, "Death and glitter: Gucci hosts France show in Roman ruins," 2 June 2018 But the best way to wrest the mind from weighty fixations? Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Gifts for Your Horoscope-Obsessed Friend by Astrological Sign," 13 Dec. 2018 McNair quickly became one of the NFL’s most influential owners and one who was willing to disagree with his colleagues on weighty issues. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Texans Owner Bob McNair Brought the NFL Back to Houston," 23 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of weighty

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

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The first known use of weighty was in the 15th century

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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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