heaviness heaviness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the property of being comparatively great in weight
  2. (n) persisting sadness
  3. (n) an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency
  4. (n) used of a line or mark
  5. (n) unwelcome burdensome difficulty

Usage(s):

  1. But Kaufman, who displayed a gift for sexy literacy in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, here succumbs to an unbearable heaviness of spirit.
  2. Definitely feeble nowadays, Pope Pius XI has lately been variously described as suffering from dropsy, uremia, Bright's disease, asthma, poor metabolism, heaviness of limb.

News

  1. Simón Rios: To Papo, with love

    Our business and immigration writer reflects on life with a flawed but powerful father: "It's the second Fathers Day to pass without being able to spend it with Papo. In spite of the heaviness of his presence in my life, Papo has given to me some of the...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

  2. Black Sabbath makes a surprisingly strong return with '13'

    "The album has a surprising integrity and heaviness."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Weekly

  3. A sophisticated coolness in the shadow of the fading day

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion photo shoots / Fashion pictures Simplicity and an easiness on the eyes was the focus of this shoot, the charming graces of a woman not weighed down by the heaviness of caking make-up, nor the unnecessary layers of hefty clothing. This unforced photography shoot reflects a nonchalance of attitude and a natural beauty in look. Dre Chez, photographer ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. "I don't envy her," Collins wrote in an e-mail. "Such poems are nearly impossible to bring off. Because of the heaviness of the subject the risk is that you will end up under it rather than on top. I wish her well and I'm certainly glad Obama...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Billy Collins Source: FOXNews

  2. "I think it might just be a travel day of getting to bed at 4:30 in the morning," Karl said. "There's a heaviness to waiting sometimes. We'll have a good practice tomorrow. I thought we got a little bit better last night. We didn't get better...
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: George Karl Source: USA Today

  3. "I also feel if I'm asked, and I can contribute to a very important conversation, I will do that as well. I will do what I can - and with full awareness and heaviness of heart about what I did," Spitzer said.
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: SINDH TODAY

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /