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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-tee]
    • /ˈweɪ ti/
    • /ˈweɪ.tɪ.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-tee]
    • /ˈweɪ ti/

Definitions of weightiness word

  • adjective weightiness having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle. 1
  • adjective weightiness burdensome or troublesome: the weightier cares of sovereignty. 1
  • adjective weightiness important or momentous: weighty negotiations. 1
  • adjective weightiness having or exerting influence, power, etc.; influential: a weighty merchant of Boston. 1
  • noun weightiness The quality of being weighty. 1

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Origin of weightiness

First appearance:

before 1480
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1480-90; See origin at weight, -y1

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Parts of speech for Weightiness


weightiness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for weightiness

noun weightiness

  • weight — the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs.
  • heaviness — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • mass — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.
  • bulk — You can refer to something's bulk when you want to emphasize that it is very large.
  • heft — weight; heaviness: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.

Antonyms for weightiness

noun weightiness

  • triviality — something trivial; a trivial matter, affair, remark, etc.: cocktail conversation marked by trivialities.
  • importance — the quality or state of being important; consequence; significance.
  • beginning — The beginning of an event or process is the first part of it.
  • cause — a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was the cause of the accident?
  • commencement — The commencement of something is its beginning.

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