heaviness

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hevinesse, from Old English hefiġnes (heaviness). Equivalent to heavy +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛvɪnəs/
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Noun[edit]

heaviness (countable and uncountable, plural heavinesses)

  1. The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity.
  2. (archaic) Oppression; dejectedness, sadness; low spirits.
  3. (obsolete) Drowsiness.

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