gravitas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin gravitās ‎(weight, heaviness). Doublet of gravity.

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Noun[edit]

gravitas ‎(uncountable)

  1. Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity.
  2. (figuratively) substance, weight.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Unlike most moons of the solar system, ours has the heft, the gravitational gravitas, to pull itself into a sphere.

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Frequently used in a jocular or stilted sense.

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Esperanto[edit]

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gravitas

  1. present of graviti

French[edit]

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gravitas

  1. second-person singular past historic of graviter

Ido[edit]

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gravitas

  1. present of gravitar

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gravis ‎(heavy) +‎ -itās

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Noun[edit]

gravitās f ‎(genitive gravitātis); third declension

  1. weight, heaviness
  2. severity, harshness
  3. importance, presence, influence
  4. gravity
  5. pregnancy

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative gravitās gravitātēs
genitive gravitātis gravitātum
dative gravitātī gravitātibus
accusative gravitātem gravitātēs
ablative gravitāte gravitātibus
vocative gravitās gravitātēs

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Portuguese[edit]

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gravitas

  1. Second-person singular (tu) present indicative of gravitar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

gravitas

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of gravitar.