Weighty - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈweɪti|  American pronunciation of the word weighty
Brit.  |ˈweɪti|  British pronunciation of the word weighty

adjective

- powerfully persuasive(syn: cogent, telling)

a weighty argument

- of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought(syn: grave, grievous, heavy)

the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference

- weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

weighty problems

- excessively fat(syn: corpulent, obese, rotund)

a weighty man

Examples

She grabbed a weighty book off the shelf.

The film deals with some weighty issues.

Those are weighty arguments in your favor.

He was a weighty figure in the art world.

I have weighty, nay, unanswerable reasons.

She didn't feel like discussing weighty matters.

a weighty tome (=a big and heavy book)

the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference

I have weighty, nay, unanswerable reasons to think so.

the speech was weighty and it was weightily delivered

Word forms

adjective
comparative: weightier
superlative: weightiest
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