Definition of gravitas in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡravɪtas/


[mass noun]
Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner: a post for which he has the expertise and the gravitas
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  • How then to satisfy a general visitor and yet still endow each object with the dignity and gravitas demanded by its place in our heritage?
  • She spoke with gravitas about the serious thought and hard work that had gone into making this Easter bonnet parade the event it was.
  • Strong Saturnian types exude gravitas and take life seriously.
dignity, seriousness, solemnity, gravity, loftiness, grandeur, decorum, sobriety, sedateness


Latin, from gravis 'serious'.

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