Gravitas Definition

grăvĭ-täs
noun
Seriousness or solemnity in demeanor or treatment.
A candidate who lacks gravitas; an article with sufficient gravitas to be compelling.
American Heritage
Weight, as of a leader or official; dignity, seriousness, credibility, etc.
Webster's New World
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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(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

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