weighty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weighty excessively fat "a weighty man"
    • adj weighty having relatively great weight; heavy "a weighty load","a weighty package"
    • adj weighty weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry "weighty problems"
    • adj weighty of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought "grave responsibilities","faced a grave decision in a time of crisis","a grievous fault","heavy matters of state","the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
    • adj weighty powerfully persuasive "a cogent argument","a telling presentation","a weighty argument"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Weighty Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous. "For sundry weighty reasons.""Let me have your advice in a weighty affair."
    • Weighty Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
    • Weighty Rigorous; severe; afflictive. "Attend our weightier judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • weighty Having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous.
    • weighty Burdensome; hard to bear.
    • weighty Important; serious; momentous; grave.
    • weighty Adapted to affect the judgment or to convince; forcible; cogent.
    • weighty Grave or serious in aspect or purport.
    • weighty Authoritative; influential; important.
    • weighty Severe; rigorous; afflictive.
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Quotations

  • Francis Bacon
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    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.”

Usage

In literature:

He produced many weighty arguments also against the slavery itself.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
This is a sound and weighty argument, which the preceding does not, I confess, strike me as being.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Our only means of discharging this weighty debt is by the strictest economy, the most exemplary conduct and care.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Certainly that was not Angel, nor even the more weighty Esther, though when the knock came it was little and shy as a woman's.
"Young Lives" by Richard Le Gallienne
There was always lots of noise, for weighty things were seldom touched upon in the conversation, and jokes were given and taken in good part.
"The Half-Back" by Ralph Henry Barbour
No reasons for altering my prior decisions appeared, however, weighty enough to change them.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The responsibilities of the President are numerous and weighty.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
But the business reason, weighty and worthy though it be, is not the fundamental reason.
"The Fight For Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot
And so Ahab learnt two weighty and bitter lessons.
"Sermons for the Times" by Charles Kingsley
It may be well to have more opinions than one on so weighty a matter.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
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In poetry:

Death puts on things another face
Than we in health do see:
Sin, Satan, hell, death, life and grace
Now great and weighty be.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Thy eldest Sister undergoes
(England I mean) a thousand woes,
Beneath the weighty hand of God,
Who rules her with an iron rod.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
No ease my batter'd body knows,
So very weighty are thy blows!
My wounds are of corruption full,
Because I was, ah me! so dull.
"Psalm XXXVIII." by Rees Prichard
They little knew that wealth had power
To make the constant rove;
They little knew the weighty dower
Could add one bliss to love.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
This the old rebel angels knew,
And Satan fell beneath thy frown;
Thine arrows struck the traitor through,
And weighty vengeance sunk him down.
"Hymn 22" by Isaac Watts
If once the Lord begins to slay,
And shall his shafts and sword display,
Who can the weighty stroke withstand?
Who can preserve thee from his hand?
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard

In news:

This weighty book distills a lifetime of learning of one of our most authoritative historians of colonial America.
With that hope built up through all of these maneuvers since the 2011 season concluded, it also comes with the ever-so-weighty expectations .
For Massachusetts Fishermen, A Weighty Debate About Fair Play .
For Massachusetts Fishermen, A Weighty Debate About Fair Play.
Remember gravitas ?We heard it a lot in political races when people questioned whether a candidate had the weightiness to be respected or handle the demands of office.
We heard it a lot in political races when people questioned whether a candidate had the weightiness to be respected or handle the demands of office.
FTA bus test adjustment touches on weighty health problem .
Weighty work "Red" a must-see drama about artist Mark Rothko .
But the latest legislation offered by Assemblyman John Burzichelli, D-3, is weighty on an entirely different level.
Weighty problem for Tameifuna.
Weighty concerns about kicking the habit.
Criticism of news anchor provokes weighty issues.
Traditional retailers have faced weighty challenges in recent years.
Firefighter Dave Bragg will be available for coffee, questions, and weighty discussions of Menlo Park's future on Tuesday, Aug 21.
On Wednesday, "First Take" debated a number of weighty and important topics, but what we're really concerned about here is what Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless are wearing.
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In science:

This result, if it is conīŦrmed with better statistics, will have weighty consequences for the hypothesis of the same origin of UHECRs and GRBs.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts
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