AskDefine | Define ponderous

Dictionary Definition

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"

User Contributed Dictionary




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


clumsy and unwieldy because of its weight
  • Finnish: rasittava, raskas
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1