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Definition of "weighty" []

  • Having considerable weight; heavy. See Synonyms at heavy. (adjective)
  • Burdensome; oppressive: weighty problems. (adjective)
  • Of great consequence; momentous: the weighty matters before the delegates at the peace talks. (adjective)
  • Having great power or influence: a weighty argument. (adjective)
  • Solemn; serious: weighty music. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "weighty" in a sentence
  • "The dancer has also been cast in a new ballet by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, which makes its premiere May 24, that she described as a weighty, funereal pas de deux with principle Marcelo Gomes."
  • "I felt this lent the film a certain weighty irony; something that would have been lost had a human being taken the part."
  • "Christ Jesus, who broaches false doctrines and propagates them to the corrupting of the faith in weighty and momentous points, and breaks the peace of the church about them, after due means used to reclaim him, must be rejected."