Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having considerable weight; heavy. synonym: heavy.
  • adjective Burdensome; oppressive: synonym: burdensome.
  • adjective Of great consequence; serious or momentous.
  • adjective Having great power or influence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous.
  • Burdensome; hard to bear.
  • Important; serious; momentous; grave.
  • Adapted to affect the judgment or to convince; forcible; cogent.
  • Grave or serious in aspect or purport.
  • Authoritative; influential; important.
  • Severe; rigorous; afflictive.

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

  • adjective Having weight; heavy; ponderous.
  • adjective Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
  • adjective rare Rigorous; severe; afflictive.

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

  • adjective Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
  • adjective Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
  • adjective Rigorous; severe; afflictive.

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

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
  • adjective of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
  • adjective excessively fat
  • adjective powerfully persuasive
  • adjective weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

Etymologies

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weight +‎ -y

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