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Adjective
Slow and clumsy because of great weight
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“In addition to hauling their own weight, the ponderous vehicles must plow about 17 tons of air out of their way every mile!”
Adjective
Difficult or awkward to use or wield due to its shape, weight or design
“The ponderous shoes soon galled the duchess to such a degree that she took off the thick, irritating worsted stockings and hob-nailed shoes, preferring to journey along the stony road without such incumbrances.”
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Heavy, or having great weight
“Under the ponderous weight of innumerable little icicles, large branches of trees were broken off in every direction.”
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Very large in size
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“On the previous pages are sketches showing how the large ponderous wheels operated the machinery of the watermills.”
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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“The chairman, as usual, gave a ponderous speech that left half his listeners snoring in their seats.”
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Overly verbose or elaborate in phrasing
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“Tucked in the middle of this ponderous description of regional flora was a brief discussion of the dynamics of vegetation.”
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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“It is a ponderous task to delve into the great mass of literature and bring forth the conspicuous points for digestion.”
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Lacking in speed
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(of an object or situation) Significant in degree of importance or urgency
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Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress
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Tending toward excessive moralization
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Not convincing, plausible or believable
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Having a surfeit of body fat
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Serious or solemn in manner or appearance
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