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weight

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of weight

  1. 1 the amount that something weighs because of a back condition, I'm not allowed to lift anything with a weight of over 10 pounds Synonyms of weight avoirdupois, heaviness, heft Words Related to weight bulk, mass; poundage, tonnage; deadweight; heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, weightiness; solidity, solidness, substantiality, substantialness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being important a matter of little weight that is a preoccupation solely of the news media Synonyms of weight account, consequence, import, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, importance, weightinessWords Related to weight celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms of weight paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms of weight insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality

  3. 3 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported those books are a heavy weight to have to carry around all day Synonyms of weight burden, cargo, draft, freight, haul, lading, loading, payload, loadWords Related to weight consignment; boatload, carload, shipload, trainload, truckload, wagonload; ballast, deadweight; overload, surcharge; bale, bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel, shipment; manifest; body, bulk, mass

  4. 4 a special notice or importance given to something put extra weight on the matter by putting it at the top of the agenda Synonyms of weight accent, accentuation, stress, underscoring, emphasisWords Related to weight attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regardNear Antonyms of weight minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifferenceAntonyms of weight de-emphasis

  5. 5 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts the weight of the evidence supports my conclusion Synonyms of weight brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, heft [archaic], main, mass, staple, bodyWords Related to weight majority; aggregate, amount, entirety, quantum, sum, sum total, total, totality, whole; bottom, essence, essentiality, marrow, meat, nature, pith, quintessence, root, soul, stuff, substance; center, heart, hub, kernel, middle, nucleus, nut, seat; affair, argument, burden, crux, focus, gist, nub, pitch, point, purport; matter, motif, subject, text, theme, topicNear Antonyms of weight accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage, extension, offshoot; component, constituent, element, ingredient; division, part, piece, section, segment; angle, aspect, facet, feature, quality, side

  6. 6 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly as a critic he has great weight in the theater world Synonyms of weight authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, influenceWords Related to weight counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms of weight helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  7. 7 the condition of having an excess of body fat finally decided to do something about his weight and began a rigorous program of diet and exercise Synonyms of weight adiposity, chubbiness, corpulency, embonpoint, fat, fatness, fattiness, fleshiness, grossness, obesity, plumpness, portliness, pudginess, pursiness, rotundity, corpulenceWords Related to weight bulkiness, heaviness; huskiness, stoutness; brawniness, burliness; endomorphyNear Antonyms of weight fitness, trimness; gauntness, scrawniness, skinniness, weedinessAntonyms of weight leanness, reediness, slenderness, slimness, svelteness, thinness

Synonym Discussion of weight

importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance mean a quality or aspect having great worth or significance. importance implies a value judgment of the superior worth or influence of something or someone.
    • a region with no cities of importance
consequence generally implies importance because of probable or possible effects.
    • the style you choose is of little consequence
moment implies conspicuous or self-evident consequence.
    • a decision of great moment
weight implies a judgment of the immediate relative importance of something.
    • the argument carried no weight with the judge
significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized.
    • the treaty's significance

weight

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of weight

  1. to place a weight or burden on weighted the car with a ton of furniture and then headed off for college Synonyms of weight burden, encumber, freight, lade, laden, lumber, saddle, loadWords Related to weight clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms of weight alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms of weight disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload



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