gravitas [ grav-i-tahs, ‐tas ]
1. seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
WORDS RELATED TO GRAVITAS
sobriety, gravity, dignity, poise, solemnity, formality, austerity, will, grit
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Origin: 1920–25; < Latin gravitās; see gravity
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GRAVITAS
His gravitas would presumably bore viewers to the truth, as he understood it.
RESTORING THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE CAN’T PREVENT ANOTHER RUSH LIMBAUGH|HEATHER HENDERSHOT|FEBRUARY 19, 2021|WASHINGTON POST
What is so appealing about a filter like this is that it allows art lovers to get up close and personal with the artwork, while preserving the gravitas of the work itself.
SOTHEBY’S AND SAATCHI ART SHOW AUGMENTED REALITY’S GROWING USEFULNESS TO ART WORLD|ERIKA WHELESS|JANUARY 29, 2021|DIGIDAY
Kline picked a British-sounding name to add a dash of gravitas.
INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCES|BY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKE|SEPTEMBER 30, 2020|PROPUBLICA
Nigeria has a long history of not treating allegations of sexual and gender-based violence with the gravitas they merit.
NIGERIA HAS MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE ITS # METOO MOMENT STICK|SHAYERA DARK|AUGUST 4, 2020|QUARTZ
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