Gravitas meaning

grăv'ĭ-täs'
The definition of gravitas is seriousness, dignity and good behavior.

An example of gravitas is how a president acts when while giving a speech.

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Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity.
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Seriousness or solemnity in demeanor or treatment.

A candidate who lacks gravitas; an article with sufficient gravitas to be compelling.

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Weight, as of a leader or official; dignity, seriousness, credibility, etc.
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(figuratively) Substance, weight.
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Origin of gravitas

  • Latin gravitās heaviness, seriousness gravity
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin gravitās (“weight, heaviness”)
    From Wiktionary