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weight·y

 (wā′tē)
adj. weight·i·er, weight·i·est
1. Having considerable weight; heavy. See Synonyms at heavy.
2. Burdensome; oppressive: weighty problems. See Synonyms at burdensome.
3. Of great consequence; serious or momentous: the weighty matters before the delegates at the peace talks.
4. Having great power or influence: a weighty argument.

weight′i·ly adv.
weight′i·ness n.

weighty

(ˈweɪtɪ)
adj, weightier or weightiest
1. having great weight
2. important or momentous
3. causing anxiety or worry
ˈweightily adv
ˈweightiness n

weight•y

(ˈweɪ ti)

adj. weight•i•er, weight•i•est.
1. having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous.
2. burdensome or troublesome.
3. important or momentous.
4. having or exerting influence, power, etc.
[1480–90]
weight′i•ly, adv.
weight′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weighty - having relatively great weightweighty - having relatively great weight; heavy; "a weighty load"; "a weighty package"
weightless - having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light; "floating freely in a weightless condition"; "a baby bat...fluffy and weightless as a moth"; "jackets made of a weightless polyester fabric"
2.weighty - powerfully persuasiveweighty - powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"
3.weighty - of great gravity or crucial importweighty - of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"
4.weighty - weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
5.weighty - excessively fatweighty - excessively fat; "a weighty man"  
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

weighty

adjective
2. heavy, massive, dense, hefty (informal), cumbersome, ponderous, burdensome Simon lifted a weighty volume from the shelf.
3. onerous, taxing, demanding, difficult, worrying, crushing, exacting, oppressive, burdensome, worrisome, backbreaking the weighty responsibility of organizing the entire event

weighty

adjective
1. Having a relatively great weight:
3. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength:
4. Having great consequence or weight:
5. Having or exercising influence:
Translations
ثَقيلمُهِم
betydningsfuldtungvigtig
áhrifamikill, mikilvægurmjög òungur
pádny

weighty

[ˈweɪtɪ] ADJ (weightier (compar) (weightiest (superl)))
1. (lit) [load] → pesado
a weighty tome or volumeun tomo de peso
2. (fig) [matter, problem] → grave; [argument, reason] → importante, de peso; [burden] → pesado; [responsibility] → grande

weighty

[ˈweɪti] adj
(= heavy) [object] → pesant(e)
(= serious) [matter, subject] → pesant(e)

weighty

adj (+er)
(lit)schwer
(fig)gewichtig; (= influential) argumentschwerwiegend, gewichtig; (= burdensome) responsibilityschwerwiegend, schwer

weighty

[ˈweɪtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fig) (problems, duties, considerations) → importante

weigh

(wei) verb
1. to find the heaviness of (something) by placing it on a scale. He weighed himself on the bathroom scales; You must have your luggage weighed at the airport.
2. to be equal to in heaviness. This parcel weighs one kilo; How much / What does this box weigh?
3. to be a heavy burden to. She was weighed down with two large suitcases.
weight (weit) noun
1. the amount which a person or thing weighs. He's put on a lot of weight (= got much fatter) over the years.
2. a piece of metal etc of a standard weight. seven-pound weight.
3. a heavy object, especially one for lifting as a sport. He lifts weights to develop his muscles.
4. burden; load. You have taken a weight off my mind.
5. importance. Her opinion carries a lot of weight.
verb
1. to attach, or add, a weight or weights to. The plane is weighted at the nose so that it balances correctly in flight.
2. to hold down by attaching weights. They weighted the balloon to prevent it from flying away.
ˈweightless adjective
not affected by the earth's gravity pull. The astronauts became weightless on going into orbit round the earth.
ˈweightlessness noun
ˈweighty adjective
1. important. a weighty reason.
2. heavy.
ˈweightily adverb
ˈweightiness noun
ˈweighing-machine noun
a (public) machine for weighing people, loads etc; a scale. I weighed myself on the weighing-machine at the railway station.
ˈweightlifting noun
the sport of lifting weights.
weigh anchor
to lift a ship's anchor in preparation for sailing.
weigh in to find one's weight before a fight, after a horse-race etc ( ˈweigh-in) noun
weigh out
to measure out by weighing. He weighed out six kilos of sand.
weigh up
to calculate, estimate; to consider. He weighed up his chances of success.
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