|Origin:||gravité, from Latin gravitas, from gravis; GRAVE1|
the force that causes something to fall to the ground or to be attracted to another planet [↪ gravitation]:
the force of gravity
the extreme and worrying seriousness of a situation
I could not hide from her the gravity of the situation.
The penalties should be proportionate to the gravity of the offence.
an extremely serious way of behaving or speaking:
The Consul spoke slowly and with great gravity.