weighty

  • 1 Weighty — Weight y, a. [Compar. {Weightier}; superl. {Weightiest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body. [1913 Webster] 2. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 weighty — [adj1] heavy burdensome, cumbersome, cumbrous, dense, fat, fleshy, hefty, massive, obese, overweight, ponderous, porcine, portly, stout; concept 491 Ant. light, small, thin, unsubstantial weighty [adj2] serious, important big, big deal*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 weighty — [wātē] adj. weightier, weightiest 1. having much weight; very heavy; ponderous 2. burdensome; oppressive [weighty responsibilities] 3. of great significance or moment; serious [weighty matters of state] 4. of great influence, power, importance,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 weighty — index cogent, compelling, consequential (substantial), critical (crucial), determinative, dominant …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 weighty — important, serious, grave, late 15c., from WEIGHT (Cf. weight) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 weighty — *heavy, ponderous, cumbrous, cumbersome, hefty Analogous words: *onerous, burdensome, oppressive, exacting …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 weighty — ► ADJECTIVE (weightier, weightiest) 1) weighing a great deal; heavy. 2) very serious and important. 3) very influential. DERIVATIVES weightily adverb weightiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 weighty — [[t]we͟ɪti[/t]] weightier, weightiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something such as an issue or a decision as weighty, you mean that it is serious or important. [FORMAL] Surely such weighty matters merit a higher level of debate? Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 9 weighty — adjective 1) a weighty tome Syn: heavy, thick, bulky, hefty, cumbersome, ponderous See note at heavy Ant: light 2) a weighty subject Sy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 weighty — UK [ˈweɪtɪ] / US adjective Word forms weighty : adjective weighty comparative weightier superlative weightiest 1) serious and important a weighty issue/matter/question 2) heavy a weighty box Derived words: weightily adverb weightiness noun… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 weighty — adjective (weightier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. of much importance or consequence ; momentous < a weighty problem > b. solemn 2. a. weighing a considerable amount b. heavy in proportion to its …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 weighty — weightily, adv. weightiness, n. /way tee/, adj., weightier, weightiest. 1. having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle. 2. burdensome or troublesome: the weightier cares of sovereignty. 3. important or momentous: weighty… …

    Universalium

  • 13 weighty — /ˈweɪti / (say waytee) adjective (weightier, weightiest) 1. having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous. 2. burdensome or onerous: the weighty cares of sovereignty. 3. important or momentous: weighty negotiations. 4. influential: a weighty… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 weighty — weight|y [ˈweıti] adj 1.) important and serious ▪ She didn t feel like discussing weighty matters over dinner. 2.) literary heavy ▪ a weighty tome (=a big and heavy book) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 weighty — weight|y [ weıti ] adjective 1. ) serious and important: a weighty issue/matter/question 2. ) heavy: a weighty box ╾ weight|i|ly adverb ╾ weight|i|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 weighty — adjective a) Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body. b) Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 weighty — adj. Weighty is used with these nouns: ↑matter, ↑responsibility …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 weighty — adjective 1 important and serious: weighty reasons for change 2 especially literary heavy weightily adverb weightiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 weighty — Synonyms and related words: Gargantuan, absolute, adducible, admissible, amplitudinous, ascendant, astronomical, attestative, attestive, authentic, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, awe inspiring, awesome, based on, big,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 weighty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ponderous, heavy; burdensome, onerous; influential. See gravity, importance, influence. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. heavy hefty, massive, ponderous, cumbersome, dense, hard to lift. 2.… …

    English dictionary for students


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