Origin of gravitasfrom L, literally , weight from gravis, heavy: see grave
The definition of gravitas is seriousness, dignity and good behavior.
An example of gravitas is how a president acts when while giving a speech.
[often in italics] weight, as of a leader or official; dignity, seriousness, credibility, etc.
Seriousness or solemnity in demeanor or treatment: a candidate who lacks gravitas; an article with sufficient gravitas to be compelling.
Origin of gravitasLatin gravitās heaviness, seriousness ; see gravity .
Frequently used in a jocular or stilted sense.
From Latin gravitās (“weight, heaviness”)
- His role lent a needed air of gravitas to the medical drama.
- As Jonathon Archer, the captain determined to see his father's dream to fruition, Bakula gave the series gravitas.
- Find the school that fits you best of all - not the school that has a rank with the most gravitas.
- C. xliii., "Ubi metus in Deum, ibi gravitas honesta ...