2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heaviness \Heav"i*ness\, noun The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead" [syn: {heaviness}, {weightiness}] [ant: {lightness}, {weightlessness}]

2: persisting sadness; "nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"

3: an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency; "a book so serious that it sometimes subsided into ponderousness"; "his lectures tend to heaviness and repetition" [syn: {ponderousness}, {heaviness}]

4: used of a line or mark [syn: {thickness}, {heaviness}]

5: unwelcome burdensome difficulty [syn: {burdensomeness}, {heaviness}, {onerousness}, {oppressiveness}]

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