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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyt-lis]
    • /ˈweɪt lɪs/
    • /ˈweɪtlɪsnɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyt-lis]
    • /ˈweɪt lɪs/

Definitions of weightlessness word

  • adjective weightlessness being without apparent weight, as a freely falling body or a body acted upon by a force that neutralizes gravitation. 1
  • noun weightlessness (uncountable) The state of being free from the effects of gravity. 1
  • noun weightlessness anti-gravity 1

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Origin of weightlessness

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; weight + -less

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Parts of speech for Weightlessness


weightlessness popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for weightlessness

noun weightlessness

  • lightness — the state or quality of being light or illuminated.
  • fluffiness — of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
  • frothiness — The quality of being frothy.
  • flimsiness — The quality of being flimsy.
  • buoyancy — Buoyancy is the ability that something has to float on a liquid or in the air.

Antonyms for weightlessness

noun weightlessness

  • heaviness — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • blues — a feeling of depression or deep unhappiness
  • depression — A depression is a time when there is very little economic activity, which causes a lot of unemployment and poverty.

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