gravity - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    physics the force that makes any two objects that have mass move towards each other. The most common example of this is when an object falls to the ground

    the laws of gravity

  2. 2
    the seriousness or importance of something
    gravity of:

    I’m sure you can appreciate the gravity of the situation.

    Offenders should be punished in proportion to the gravity of their offences.

  3. 3
    a serious attitude

    He was criticized for his lack of gravity.