Definition of weighty in English:

weighty

adjective

  • 1Weighing a great deal; heavy.

    ‘a weighty tome’
    • ‘Unlike the delicate quadrant, the mariner's astrolabe was a thick, weighty instrument typically made of cast bronze or brass.’
    • ‘He was tall and a bit on the thick weighty side, though it wasn't hard to see that he was also quite muscular.’
    • ‘There are frescoed walls and ceilings, weighty beams inscribed with German proverbs, and a preponderance of carved and knotted pine.’
    • ‘With increasingly weighty school bags and heavy workload after school, very little free time is left for the kids to enjoy their childhoods.’
    • ‘He never truly liked a heavy meal nor anything that was either too rich or weighty.’
    • ‘Comparatively speaking, handheld devices are delicate, weighty, and bulky due to the glass screens.’
    • ‘Creating a massive weighty object that not only flies, but hovers and takes off vertically is an amazing innovation, a marvel of modern engineering.’
    • ‘Charlotte was carrying a heavy bag on her left shoulder and weighty shopping draped over the same arm - a sure recipe for disaster!’
    • ‘I admit that I proceeded with a heavy heart to read this weighty tome, but confess that I found each chapter pleasantly surprising.’
    heavy, massive, thick, bulky, hefty, cumbersome, clumsy, ponderous, overweight
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    1. 1.1 Of great seriousness and importance.
      ‘he threw off all weighty considerations of state’
      • ‘It is perhaps irresponsible to address a subject that currently has so many weighty associations and deal with it using only anecdotal evidence.’
      • ‘In fact, the film looks set to deal with some pretty weighty subject material in relation to all of its characters.’
      • ‘The Shipping News deals with weighty issues and is intellectually intriguing, but I found myself uninvolved from start to finish.’
      • ‘There are the serious programmes, where weighty professors talk straight to camera and pronounce their conventional view of great kings and queens.’
      • ‘For years Irish politics dealt with weighty issues such as unemployment, closing the poverty gap and education for all.’
      • ‘There are no weighty issues to ponder when the credits roll.’
      • ‘As the titles suggest, weighty topics are dealt with.’
      • ‘You are taken more seriously because you have got a fairly weighty qualification behind you.’
      • ‘It is one of the very few books to deal with the weighty issue of science versus religion.’
      • ‘Her lyrics deal with weighty subjects but she can be as flippant as the next joker.’
      • ‘I imagine that most of those people had never seen a film that dealt in such weighty matters,.’
      • ‘There's nothing serious or weighty about any of this.’
      • ‘The Institute of Medicine has a distinguished history of publishing weighty reports on important subjects.’
      • ‘The movie was too weighty and took itself too seriously.’
      • ‘The rules are taken seriously, and there are weighty consequences for breaking them.’
      • ‘It is significant that this weighty information is not revealed to the reader.’
      • ‘We commit to continuing to publish the serious scoops, the weighty investigative pieces and the incisive political analysis.’
      • ‘It is a problem that can have weighty consequences.’
      • ‘There are some hefty themes for what proves to be a weighty, worthy, serious-minded film.’
      important, of great import, of great importance, significant, of significance, momentous, of moment, consequential, of consequence, far-reaching, key, major, vital, critical, crucial, life-and-death, high-priority, decisive, serious, grave, solemn
      burdensome, onerous, heavy, oppressive, stressful, taxing, troublesome, worrisome, vexatious
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    2. 1.2 Having a great deal of influence on events or decisions.
      ‘the evidence for proprietorial interference has become even more weighty’
      • ‘Of course, classification, region, and variety of grape are all weighty influences.’
      • ‘Would his superiors be angry with him if they found he had made so weighty a decision in their absence?’
      • ‘It feels like it's an incredibly weighty decision, that you can make a huge mistake.’
      • ‘Prosperity and wealth can have a weighty influence.’
      • ‘In politics this can be dangerous, because it encourages basing decisions, no matter how weighty, on whatever popular opinion momentarily prevails.’
      • ‘Businesses rarely rely exclusively on quantitative research to make weighty marketing decisions.’
      • ‘Several of our intrepid heroes are forced to make some rather weighty decisions.’
      • ‘By the time they reach the thirties they face a myriad of weighty decisions about career, home, love, marriage, and babies.’
      • ‘It has been found that the smoking behaviours of best friends and peers have a weighty influence on adolescent smoking habits.’
      compelling, cogent, strong, forceful, powerful, potent, convincing, plausible, effective, efficacious, effectual, sound, valid, well founded, telling
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Pronunciation

weighty

/ˈweɪti/