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weighty Syllabification: weight·y
Pronunciation: /ˈwādē/

Definition of weighty in English:

adjective (weightier, weightiest)

1Weighing a great deal; heavy: a weighty candelabra
More example sentences
  • With increasingly weighty school bags and heavy workload after school, very little free time is left for the kids to enjoy their childhoods.
  • There are frescoed walls and ceilings, weighty beams inscribed with German proverbs, and a preponderance of carved and knotted pine.
  • Creating a massive weighty object that not only flies, but hovers and takes off vertically is an amazing innovation, a marvel of modern engineering.
1.1Of great seriousness and importance: he threw off all weighty considerations of state
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  • We commit to continuing to publish the serious scoops, the weighty investigative pieces and the incisive political analysis.
  • There are some hefty themes for what proves to be a weighty, worthy, serious-minded film.
  • There's nothing serious or weighty about any of this.
important, significant, momentous, consequential, far-reaching, impactful, key, major, big, vital, critical, crucial;
serious, grave, solemn
burdensome, onerous, heavy, oppressive, taxing, troublesome, solemn
1.2Having a great deal of influence on events or decisions.
Example sentences
  • Prosperity and wealth can have a weighty influence.
  • It has been found that the smoking behaviours of best friends and peers have a weighty influence on adolescent smoking habits.
  • Of course, classification, region, and variety of grape are all weighty influences.
compelling, cogent, strong, forceful, powerful, beefy, potent, effective, sound, valid, telling;
impressive, persuasive, convincing, influential, authoritative



Pronunciation: /ˈwādəlē/
Example sentences
  • The performance is weightily beautiful, even though it can't disguise the fact that this is essentially a piano solo with violin and cello accompaniment.
  • By resisting the temptation to be weightily profound, the story succeeds in telling useful truths with a touch of levity.
  • She plucks two huge medallions from her pocket that dangle weightily from rainbow-coloured tapes.


Pronunciation: /ˈwādēnəs/
Example sentences
  • Perhaps it's because of the deluge of words, perhaps it's the weightiness of the subject, but one doesn't actually become involved emotionally.
  • He has insight, dept and has a great spiritual weightiness.
  • The design does its best to give a semblance of weightiness to something no bigger than an essay.

Words that rhyme with weighty

Albacete, eighty, Haiti, Katy, Kuwaiti, Leyte, matey, pratie, slaty

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