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Meaning of PONDEROUS

Pronunciation:  'pândurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"
 

PONDEROUS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: heavy, heavy-footed, lumbering, uninteresting
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         The sepulcher . . . Hath oped his ponderous and
         marble jaws.                          --Shak.

2. Important; momentous; forcible. ``Your more ponderous and
   settled project.'' --Shak.

3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous
   style; a ponderous joke.

{Ponderous spar} (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See
   {Barite}.

 
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