What is another word for heaviness?

358 synonyms found


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The word heaviness can be replaced with a few different synonyms, each with their own subtle nuance. One option is weightiness, which emphasizes the physical sense of heaviness. Burden or load convey a similar sense of weight, but with the added implication that the heaviness is difficult to carry or bear. Oppressiveness places the focus on the emotional or psychological weight that can feel overwhelming. Gravity suggests a heaviness that pulls things down, while density can imply a heaviness of substance or thought. Finally, ponderousness conveys a sense of sluggishness or lack of agility, as if the heaviness is slowing movement or progress.

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How to use "Heaviness" in context?

When people talk about heaviness, they are usually referring to how something feels physically, rather than how heavy it is in terms of pounds or kilograms. Things that feel heavy to the touch tend to be materials that are dense, like metal or concrete. Heavy things tend to pull down on other objects, so they can take up more space. This can make them difficult to lift or move. Objects that are heavy typically have a higher mass, or amount of matter, than objects that are lightweight. There is also a psychological dimension to heaviness.

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