AskDefine | Define ponderous

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ponderous adj
1 slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn" [syn: heavy, lumbering]
2 having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"
3 labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"

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Pronunciation

Adjective

ponderous
  1. Clumsy and unwieldy because of its weight.
  2. Extremely dull or boring.
  3. Slow and heavy.

Translations

clumsy and unwieldy because of its weight
  • Finnish: rasittava, raskas
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