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gravitas

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When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gravitās (weight, heaviness)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gravitas

Plural
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gravitas (-)
  1. Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity.
  2. (figuratively) substance, weight.

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Usage notes

Frequently used in a jocular or stilted sense.

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Latin

Etymology

From gravis (heavy)

Noun

gravitās (genitive gravitātis); f, third declension

  1. weight, heaviness
  2. severity, harshness
  3. importance, presence, influence
  4. gravity

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