weighty
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈweɪti/
Adjective

weighty (comparative weightier, superlative weightiest)

  1. heavy.
  2. Important; serious; not trivial or petty.
    a weighty argument
    • 1853, Solomon Northup, chapter IX, in [David Wilson], editor, Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northrup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana, London: Sampson Low, Son & Co.; Auburn, N.Y.: Derby and Miller, OCLC 14877269 ↗, page 130 ↗:
      But I have now reached a point in the progress of my narrative, when it becomes necessary to turn away from these light descriptions, to the more grave and weighty matter of the second battle with Master Tibeats, and the flight through the great Pacoudrie Swamp.
  3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
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  • Spanish: de peso
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