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Definition of PONDEROUS

2 definitions found:

Ponderous \Pon"der*ous\, a. [L. ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. F. pond['e]reux. See {Ponder}.]
     1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant. [1913 Webster]

              The sepulcher . . .
              Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Important; momentous; forcible. "Your more ponderous and settled project." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke. [1913 Webster]

     {Ponderous spar} (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See {Barite}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

134 Moby Thesaurus words for "ponderous": Latinate, all thumbs, arid, awkward, barren, big, blah, blank, bloodless, blunderheaded, blundering, bombastic, boorish, boring, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, characterless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, cold, colorless, contrary, cramped, crosswise, cumbersome, cumbrous, dead, dismal, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, effete, elephantine, empty, etiolated, fade, fat, fingers all thumbs, flat, forced, formal, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, grandiloquent, guinde, halting, ham-fisted, ham-handed, heavy, heavy-handed, heavyweight, hefty, ho-hum, hollow, huge, hulking, hulky, impractical, inane, inconvenient, inelegant, inexcitable, inflated, inkhorn, insipid, jejune, labored, laborious, large, leaden, left-hand, left-handed, lifeless, long-winded, loutish, low-spirited, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, lumpy, maladroit, massive, massy, oafish, overdone, overweight, pale, pallid, pedestrian, perverse, plodding, pointless, poky, pompous, prolix, sesquipedalian, sloppy, slow, solemn, spiritless, sterile, stiff, stilted, stodgy, stuffy, superficial, tasteless, tedious, tiresome, turgid, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unlively, unmanageable, unwieldy, vapid, verbose, weighty, windy, wooden, wordy

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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