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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 avoirdupois, heaviness, heft Related Words 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 account, consequence, import, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, importance, weightinessRelated Words 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 paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms 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 burden, cargo, draft, freight, haul, lading, loading, payload, loadRelated Words 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 accent, accentuation, stress, underscoring, emphasisRelated Words attention, concentration, focus, spotlight; consequence, import, moment, note, significance, value, worth; precedence, primacy, priority, top billing; consideration, heed, regardNear Antonyms minimization, underemphasis; disregard, indifferenceAntonyms 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 brunt, bulk, chief, core, generality, heft [archaic], main, mass, staple, bodyRelated Words 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 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 authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, pull, sway, influenceRelated Words counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms 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 adiposity, chubbiness, corpulency, embonpoint, fat, fatness, fattiness, fleshiness, grossness, obesity, plumpness, portliness, pudginess, pursiness, rotundity, corpulenceRelated Words bulkiness, heaviness; huskiness, stoutness; brawniness, burliness; endomorphyNear Antonyms fitness, trimness; gauntness, scrawniness, skinniness, weedinessAntonyms leanness, reediness, slenderness, slimness, svelteness, thinness


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 burden, encumber, freight, lade, laden, lumber, saddle, loadRelated Words clog, clutter, fill, pack; heap, mound, pile, stack; press, weigh; strain, tax; overburden, overload, overtax, surcharge; hamper, handicap; afflict, oppressNear Antonyms alleviate, ease, lighten, relieveAntonyms disburden, discharge, disencumber, unburden, unlade, unload


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