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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!”
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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“Her meticulous nature and ponderous pauses would lead to drawn out silences that could terminate any argument in a concise finale, leaving you in no doubt who was right and who was wrong.”
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Overly complex or elaborate
“Continually using this ponderous phrasing would lead the reader to ponder whether to go to sleep, or, at best, dilute the flow of the discussion so as to render its meaning less clear and useful.”
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Heavy, or having great weight
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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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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Using, or expressed in, an excessive amount of words
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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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