Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity.
  • n. Oppression; dejectedness, sadness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being heavy; weight; burden; gravity.
  • n. A heavy state of mind; grief; sorrow; despondency; sluggishness; languidness; oppression; tediousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. persisting sadness
  • n. an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency
  • n. the property of being comparatively great in weight
  • n. unwelcome burdensome difficulty
  • n. used of a line or mark

Etymologies

From heavy +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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