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.”
Let me have your advice in a weighty affair. --Swift.
3. Rigorous; severe; afflictive. [R.] “Attend our weightier judgment.”
Syn: -- Heavy; ponderous; burdensome; onerous; forcible; momentous; efficacious; impressive; cogent.
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;
4: excessively fat; "a weighty man" [syn: corpulent, obese,
5: powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling
presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: cogent, telling]
[also: weightiest, weightier]