Gravitas



[grav-i-tahs, ‐tas] /ˈgræv ɪˌtɑs, ‐ˌtæs/

noun
1.
seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
/ˈɡrævɪˌtæs/
noun
1.
seriousness, solemnity, or importance
n.

1924, from Latin gravitas “weight, heaviness;” figuratively, of persons, “dignity, presence, influence” (see gravity). A word that became useful when gravity acquired a primarily scientific meaning.

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