Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being weighty; ponderousness; heaviness, literally or figuratively; solidity; force; importance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being weighty; weight; force; importance; impressiveness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being weighty

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

  • noun the relative importance granted to something
  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight

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Examples

  • I tend to like those pieces best where that weightiness is continued through to the end — Grand Pianola Music, Nixon, Naive and Sentimental Music.

    Generalization of the day

  • Both stories are a pleasure to read, though both also lack a difficult-to-pinpoint weightiness that I associate with stories that are both entertaining and profound -- the kind of weightiness George Saunders accomplishes at his best, where a story can move from being laugh-out-loud funny at one moment to deeply moving at the next.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Pretty much everything you have against the 'weightiness' of marriage could be applied to a co-habiting couple with a fifteen-year history and three children.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • Pretty much everything you have against the 'weightiness' of marriage could be applied to a co-habiting couple with a fifteen-year history and three children.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • But as someone who is deeply concerned with how we spend our time -- more specially, how we spend each of the 86,400 seconds we are blessed with -- I am amazed less with the weightiness of the various positions on this topic and their corresponding arguments as much as I am with how much time people have spent on a moot point.

    Lavaille Lavette: God And Time: The Now We Live

  • The weightiness of Jonathan Edwards has frequently made me think about getting my fat sucked out.

    The Sage of Northampton « Unknowing

  • The weightiness lifted from him and he shook his head.

    Arcane Circle

  • The weightiness lifted from him and he shook his head.

    Arcane Circle

  • The weightiness lifted from him and he shook his head.

    Arcane Circle

  • That weightiness suited Carsen's debut staging, in which proscenium arches receded nightmarishly into a distant horizon in Michael Levine's stage-within-a-multiplicity-of-stages set.

    A tale of two Italian opera cities

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