from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Substance; weightiness: a frivolous biography that lacks the gravitas of its subject.
- n. A serious or dignified demeanor: "Our national father figure needs gravitas, [but] he's pitched himself as the kid brother” ( John Leo).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity.
- n. substance, weight.
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- n. formality in bearing and appearance
Latin gravitās, heaviness, seriousness; see gravity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gravitās ("weight, heaviness") (Wiktionary)