Examples of leaden in a Sentence
a leaden performance of a classic American play that nearly put us to sleep
the leaden sky made everything seem dark and depressing
Recent Examples of leaden from the Web
True, the leaden spirit of Delta Machine (2013) or Sounds of the Universe (2009) doesn’t afflict Spirit, likely due to the absence of longtime producer Ben Hillier.
Leaden clouds covered the sky, and a brisk wind whipped through the air.
But the fun disappears quickly, beneath a leaden, frantic plot carried out in the murky grayness typical of 3D movies.
A song first sung at the Public fifty years ago was freshly relevant, as the best art always is—a reminder, under the evening’s leaden skies, of the looming threats that are now ours to dispel, or to endure.
A separate room with leaden glass allows technicians working computer equipment to minimize their exposure to X-rays, Slavens said.
In this leaden comedy, Emily (Amy Schumer), a retail clerk with delusions of glamour, plans an exotic vacation in Ecuador with her musician boyfriend.
Hundreds of women who’d been born in the projects and poisoned with lead their whole lives passed metals in utero to their children, whose first breaths took in clouds of white leaden dust.
Cloudiness has its partisans, but of all the reasons to live in the Washington region, the wish to spend a soggy spring under leaden skies is probably not foremost.
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First Known Use of leaden
before 12th century
Synonymsarid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, boring, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
Antonymsabsorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
Related Wordsaseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless; blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; annoying, bothersome, irksome, irritating; longsome; palling; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting; common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising, vapid; cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky (or pokey)
Near Antonymsamazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), sensational, spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; animating, breathtaking, electrifying, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, hair-raising, inspiring, invigorating, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; amusing, diverting, entertaining; moving, poignant, touching; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating; mesmerizing, spellbinding; suspenseful; arresting, provocative, tantalizing
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