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Webster 1913 Edition


Weighty

Weight′y

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Weightier
;
sup
erl.
Weightiest
.]
1.
Having weight; heavy; ponderous;
as, a
weighty
body
.
2.
Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
“For sundry weighty reasons.”
Shak.
Let me have your advice in a
weighty
affair.
Swift.
3.
Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
[R.]
“Attend our weightier judgment.”
Shak.
Syn. – Heavy; ponderous; burdensome; onerous; forcible; momentous; efficacious; impressive; cogent.

Webster 1828 Edition


Weighty

WEIGHTY

,
Adj.
1.
Having great weight; heavy; ponderous; as a weighty body.
2.
Important; forcible; momentous; adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; as weighty reasons; weighty matters; weighty considerations or arguments.
3.
Rigorous; severe; as our weightier judgment. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


weighty

weighty

English

Adjective

weighty (comparative weightier, superlative weightiest)

  1. heavy (having a lot of weight)
    a weighty body.
  2. important; or serious
    a weighty argument
  3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive.

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