gravity

In physics, gravity is the natural force that causes things to fall toward the earth. The noun gravity can also mean seriousness or solemnity.

Someone who conducts themselves with an air of gravity is someone who takes what they are doing seriously. You might be amused to see a three year old serving her dolls tea with an air of gravity appropriate to the Queen of England. Gravity was borrowed through French from Latin gravitās, from gravis "heavy."

Primary Meanings of gravity

1.
n
(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
2.
n
a manner that is serious and solemn
Full Definitions of gravity
1

n (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

“the more remote the body the less the gravity
Synonyms:
gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force
Types:
solar gravity
the gravity of the sun
Type of:
attraction, attractive force
the force by which one object attracts another
2

n a manner that is serious and solemn

Synonyms:
graveness, soberness, sobriety, somberness, sombreness
Types:
stodginess, stuffiness
dull and pompous gravity
Type of:
earnestness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, sincerity
the trait of being serious

n a solemn and dignified feeling

Synonyms:
solemnity
Antonyms:
levity
feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness
Types:
earnestness, seriousness, sincerity
an earnest and sincere feeling
Type of:
feeling
the experiencing of affective and emotional states

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