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ponderous

pon·der·ous

ponderous

 
 
pronunciation:
pan dr s
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: heavy or weighty.
The ponderous iron bells could not be hoisted to the top of the church tower.
synonyms:
heavy, hefty, weighty
antonyms:
light
similar words:
immense, labored, massive, overweight, prodigious
definition 2: awkward or unwieldy because of weight or size.
A knight could not easily move in his ponderous suit of armor.
synonyms:
bulky, cumbersome, hulking, unwieldy
similar words:
awkward, clumsy, lumpish
definition 3: heavily labored and dull.
Many members of the congregation found themselves falling asleep during the long and ponderous sermon.
synonyms:
boring, dreary, dull, heavy-handed, labored, strained, tedious
antonyms:
lively
similar words:
cumbersome, forced, heavy, stilted, tiresome, wearisome
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derivations: ponderously (adv.), ponderousness (n.)