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Definition of 'heaviness'


  1. the property of being comparatively great in weight; "the heaviness of lead"
       Synonyms: weightiness
       Antonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: ponderousness
  4. used of a line or mark
       Synonyms: thickness
  5. unwelcome burdensome difficulty
       Synonyms: burdensomeness onerousness oppressiveness

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