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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgravitasgrav‧i‧tas /ˈɡrævɪtæs/ noun [uncountable]  formalSERIOUS/NOT JOKING a seriousness of manner that people respect
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gravitasHe has a gravitas that has not just been put on like a flashy waistcoat, nor indeed a Garrick Club tie.He provides the intellectual thrust and gravitas of the arguments of those who oppose monetary and political union.His gravitas, offset with a flickering irony, gives the production a strong moral centre.First, he needs more gravitas.Badger is a retired schoolmaster, rather short on gravitas.The reined-in impatience which so often emanated from Ian was absent, Theodora's gravitas mitigated and Julia's social nervousness sedated.
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