gravitas

[ grav-i-tahs, ‐tas ]SEE DEFINITION OF gravitas

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WORD ORIGIN

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.