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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having considerable weight; heavy. See Synonyms at heavy.
  • adj. Burdensome; oppressive: weighty problems.
  • adj. Of great consequence; momentous: the weighty matters before the delegates at the peace talks.
  • adj. Having great power or influence: a weighty argument.
  • adj. Solemn; serious: weighty music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

Etymologies

weight +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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