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ponderous

adjective pon·der·ous \ˈpän-d(ə-)rəs\

: very boring or dull

: slow or awkward because of weight and size

Full Definition of PONDEROUS

1
:  of very great weight
2
:  unwieldy or clumsy because of weight and size
3
:  oppressively or unpleasantly dull :  lifeless <ponderous prose>
pon·der·ous·ly adverb
pon·der·ous·ness noun

Examples of PONDEROUS

  1. students struggling to stay awake during a ponderous lecture
  2. <fell asleep during the ponderous speech>

Origin of PONDEROUS

Middle English, from Anglo-French ponderus, from Latin ponderosus, from ponder-, pondus weight
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to PONDEROUS

Synonyms
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, boring, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonyms
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
See Synonym Discussion at heavy

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