heaviness Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    • the heaviness of lead
  2. noun persisting sadness
    • nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss
  3. noun 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
  4. noun used of a line or mark
  5. noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    onerousness; oppressiveness; burdensomeness.


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

Webster 1913