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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Weighty  \Weight"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Weightier};  superl. 
  {Weightiest}.] 
  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.  ``For  sundry 
  weighty  reasons.''  --Shak. 
 
  Let  me  have  your  advice  in  a  weighty  affair. 
  --Swift. 
 
  3.  Rigorous;  severe;  afflictive.  [R.]  ``Attend  our  weightier 
  judgment.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Heavy;  ponderous;  burdensome;  onerous;  forcible; 
  momentous;  efficacious;  impressive;  cogent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  weighty 
  adj  1:  having  relatively  great  weight;  heavy;  "a  weighty  load";  "a 
  weighty  package"  [ant:  {weightless}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {grave},  {grievous},  {heavy}] 
  3:  weighing  heavily  on  the  spirit;  causing  anxiety  or  worry; 
  "weighty  problems" 
  4:  excessively  fat;  "a  weighty  man"  [syn:  {corpulent},  {obese}, 
  {rotund}] 
  5:  powerfully  persuasive;  "a  cogent  argument";  "a  telling 
  presentation";  "a  weighty  argument"  [syn:  {cogent},  {telling}] 




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