Definition of Heaviness

1. Noun. The property of being comparatively great in weight. "The heaviness of lead"

Exact synonyms: Weightiness
Generic synonyms: Weight
Specialized synonyms: Heft, Heftiness, Massiveness, Ponderosity, Ponderousness, Preponderance
Derivative terms: Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Weighty, Weighty
Antonyms: Lightness



2. Noun. Persisting sadness. "Nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Unhappiness
Derivative terms: Heavy

3. Noun. An oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency. "His lectures tend to heaviness and repetition"
Exact synonyms: Ponderousness
Generic synonyms: Uninterestingness
Derivative terms: Heavy, Ponderous

4. Noun. Used of a line or mark.
Exact synonyms: Thickness
Generic synonyms: Broadness, Wideness
Derivative terms: Heavy, Thick

5. Noun. Unwelcome burdensome difficulty.
Exact synonyms: Burdensomeness, Onerousness, Oppressiveness
Generic synonyms: Difficultness, Difficulty
Derivative terms: Burdensome, Heavy, Heavy, Onerous, Oppressive

Definition of Heaviness

1. n. The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.

Definition of Heaviness

1. Noun. The state of being heavy; weight, weightiness, force of impact or gravity. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Oppression; dejectedness, sadness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heaviness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heaviness

heavens above
heavenward
heavenwardly
heavenwards
heaver
heavers
heaves
heavied
heavier
heavier-than-air
heavier-than-air craft
heavies
heaviest
heavily
heavily traveled
heaviness (current term)
heavinesses
heaving
heaving line bend
heaving line bends
heavings
heavisome
heavy
heavy(a)
heavy(p)
heavy-armed
heavy-coated
heavy-duty
heavy-duty vehicle
heavy-footed

Literary usage of Heaviness

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1. Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1845)
"Now fur a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold tempt* ... Nearly related to this is ihe heaviness of soul, which is still more common, ..."

2. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine (1893)
"The heaviness of any substance is the weight of an unit of volume of it in units of ... In British measures heaviness is most conveniently expressed in Ibs. ..."

3. Useful Rules and Tables Relating to Mensuration, Engineering, Structures by William John Macquorn Rankine (1866)
"heaviness is expressed in units of weight per unit of volume; ... Specific Gravity is the ratio of the heaviness of a given substance to the heaviness of ..."

4. Sermons by Hugh Blair (1822)
"Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.—PROVERBS, xiv. 13. PAINS and sorrows occur so frequently in human life, ..."

5. The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior by Robert Burton (1840)
"Head-ach, binding, heaviness, vertigo, lightness, In body Head me- ... cold sweat, pain in the left side, suffocation, palpitation, heaviness of the heart, ..."

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