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NOUN (5)

1. the property of being comparatively great in weight;
- Example: "the heaviness of lead"
[syn: heaviness, weightiness]

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

3. an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency;
- Example: "a book so serious that it sometimes subsided into ponderousness"
- Example: "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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heaviness \Heav"i*ness\, n. The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heaviness n 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]