[ US /ˈweɪˌti, ˈweɪti/ ]
[ UK /wˈe‍ɪti/ ]
  1. excessively fat
    a weighty man
  2. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    a grievous fault
    heavy matters of state
    the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference
    faced a grave decision in a time of crisis
    grave responsibilities
  3. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry
    weighty problems
  4. having relatively great weight; heavy
    a weighty load
    a weighty package
  5. powerfully persuasive
    a weighty argument
    a cogent argument
    a telling presentation
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How To Use weighty In A Sentence

  • One effortlessly got saturation coverage, the other struggled to get noticed, despite the mandatory presence of a celebrity, a suitably weighty one too.
  • It is just as well that this doubly weighty volume, which offers a lot of poems for the pound, tends to reward the effort it demands. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The man was never as much of a sucker for a hook as Elton John was, but throughout 'The Soul Cages', Sting defiantly resists hummability as if a mere catchy pop chorus were too frivolous for such weighty content. The Soul Cages
  • There were weighty arguments against this theory, in particular the fact that people with great muscular strength and a welldeveloped panniculus adiposus were often attacked by the disease; and also that European crews, on a diet containing sufficient protein and fat, were not immune, even when they were given virtually no rice at all. Christiaan Eijkman - Nobel Lecture
  • Instead, there is always freshness and a delight in storytelling all too often absent from weighty academic history.
  • It is true, however, my dear Edward, that you have lost your father; but as to this flourish of his unpleasant situation having grated upon his spirits and hurt his health — the truth is — for though it is harsh to say so now, yet it will relieve your mind from the idea of weighty responsibility — the truth then is, that Mr. Richard Waverley
  • For the past couple of years, the appearance of Christmas lights and festive decorations has heralded the arrival of a weighty travel anthology.
  • Tureck gives us real dreams not only in weighty sarabande, but also in the so-called ‘lighter’ dances of the allemande, corrente, and gigue.
  • We retired to promises of clear skies the next day, in spite of the weighty cloud cover. Times, Sunday Times
  • It jars a little at first, but gives the film an intimacy that belies the weighty subject matter. Times, Sunday Times
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