Webster 1913 Edition
Having weight; heavy; ponderous;
Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.“For sundry weighty reasons.”
Let me have your advice in a
Rigorous; severe; afflictive.
[R.]“Attend our weightier judgment.”
Syn. – Heavy; ponderous; burdensome; onerous; forcible; momentous; efficacious; impressive; cogent.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.]