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English adjective: weighty

1. weighty having relatively great weight; heavy

SamplesA weighty load.
A weighty package.


2. weighty powerfully persuasive

SamplesA cogent argument.
A telling presentation.
A weighty argument.

Synonymscogent, telling



3. weighty of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

SamplesGrave responsibilities.
Faced a grave decision in a time of crisis.
A grievous fault.
Heavy matters of state.
The weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference.

Synonymsgrave, grievous, heavy

Similarimportant, of import


4. weighty weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

SamplesWeighty problems.



5. weighty excessively fat

SamplesA weighty man.

Synonymscorpulent, obese, rotund


Antonymslean, thin

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