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Definition of Weighty


  1. Having weight; heavy; ponderous; as, a weighty body.
  2. Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
  3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive.

Weighty Quotations

When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Yoshihiko Noda

The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
Virginia Woolf

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Francis Bacon

Henry Kissinger once told me he was very concerned about the Internet's impact on people's ability to absorb information in a concentrated way, because we've become accustomed to looking up something, getting a snippet and being satisfied with that - as opposed to reading through and considering a weighty tome that goes into great depth.
Vint Cerf

Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Weighty Translations

weighty in Dutch is zwaarwichtig
weighty in German is schwer
weighty in Italian is pesante
weighty in Latin is gravis
weighty in Spanish is pesado
weighty in Swedish is tung
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