weightfulness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From weightful +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

weightfulness (uncountable)

  1. The quality or state of being weightful; heaviness; gravity.
    • 1903, Grand Army of the Republic:
      I haven't time to look the matter up as to how it can be done — the more as I am so soon to escape its appalling weightfulness !
    • 2005, Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, The Nikolais/Louis Dance Technique:
      Through his will to extend himself upward and away from gravity, the dancer counteracts weightfulness and creates a balance of upward-ness.
  2. Weightiness; importance.
    • 1997, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Circulation of Thought - 1949:
      That is, the weightfulness of hospitality and protection, you see, by you, given to somebody else, your divine quality of -- being able to protect other men's lives has fast disappeared from your hearts.