Definition of ponderous in English:


Line breaks: pon¦der|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒnd(ə)rəs




Pronunciation: /-ˈrɒsɪti/
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  • The chilling arrogance of technological change will enlighten the modern political climate and austere reverberations of gender identification disorders will punctuate spiritual bombastic ponderosity.
  • TSET is a platitudinous parcel of impenetrable ponderosity, regrettably but manifestly lacking in clarifying conciseness or concatenated cogency; in short, too many big words.


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  • And at that very instant something did, then moved slowly, ponderously but very heavily upstream.
  • As I said, the exhibition has set out deliberately, and even ponderously, to enlarge our image of Turkishness and to reveal far more about the history of these varied peoples than concentrating on Ottoman art would have achieved.
  • Instead of sweating underneath monstrous loads, moving as slowly and ponderously as beasts of burden, we cruised the trail like coyotes, heads up, alert, eyes on the horizon.


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  • The sheer ponderousness of the panel's opinion - the mountain of verbiage it must deploy to explain away these fourteen short words of constitutional text - refutes its thesis far more convincingly than anything I might say.
  • In conveying so much about Adams's goodness, in vivid and smooth prose, McCullough slights Adams's intellectual ambitions, his brilliance and his ponderousness, his pettiness and his sometimes disabling pessimism.
  • Gibson's ponderousness, however, is different, born not from the traditional Hollywood fear of offending religious sensibilities, but rather from the distinctive character of his own commitment.


late Middle English: via French from Latin ponderosus, from pondus, ponder- 'weight'.

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