adjective (weightier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. of much importance or consequence ; momentous <
a weighty problem
b. solemn 2. a. weighing a considerable amount b. heavy in proportion to its bulk <
weighty metal
3. powerful, telling <
weighty arguments
Synonyms: see heavyweightily adverbweightiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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