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1 having a matter of importance as its topic

  • interrupted a weighty discussion with a silly question
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3 having great weight

  • lifted the weighty sack and wondered what was in it
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5 having power over the minds or behavior of others

  • one of the weightiest figures in the field of pediatric medicine
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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


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