Translation of gravedad in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 [Medicina/Medicine] seriousness la gravedad de sus lesiones the seriousness o/or severity of her wounds ha experimentado una leve mejoría dentro de la gravedad she has improved slightly although she is still in a serious condition o/or her condition is still serious está herido de gravedad he is seriously injured
- 2 (de una situación, un problema) seriousness, gravity es un asunto de mucha gravedad it is a very serious matter, it is a matter of great seriousness
- 3 (de tono, expresión) gravity, seriousness; (de carácter) seriousness andaba con mucha gravedad she carried herself with great poise o/or composure
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