gravitas

[grav-i-tahs, ‐tas] /ˈgræv ɪˌtɑs, ‐ˌtæs/
noun
1.
seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
Origin
1920–25; < Latin gravitās; see gravity
Example Sentences for gravitas
When you go to an academic conference you expect to see some geeks, gravitas and graying professors giving lectures.
The times call for leaders of great ability and significant gravitas.
The gravitas of the candidates and the sharpness of their policy differences have both increased over the past few months.
She would give our diplomatic outreach a power and gravitas that it hasn't had for years.
In the eye of the writer that one little syllable add so much gravitas.
Wright's older patrons, the focus of the next gallery, have more gravitas.
However, not all science and technology boasts a similar degree of gravitas.
Time to jump back a generation, and seek a leader with vigour, white hair and gravitas.
He was, clearly, oblivious to the gravitas of the day.
They wear their gravitas with commendable lightness.
British Dictionary definitions for gravitas
gravitas (ˈɡrævɪˌtæs)
 
n
seriousness, solemnity, or importance
 
[C20: from Latin gravitās weight, from gravis heavy]

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