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
But the buoyancy of gratitude couldn't compete with the leaden frustrations of a Quick Sinker.
The academy and the show’s broadcaster, ABC, have a financial interest in high ratings, and a sense of decorum adds a leaden note to the show.
Although charismatic and likable, they are obviously not trained actors, and are overmatched by Eastwood’s (working from Dorothy Blyskal’s script adapted from a book co-written by Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler) leaden storytelling approach.
Even the glitteriest of gold-standard clinical trials, for instance, are often undone by a leaden follow-up study that has the nerve to arrive at a different result.
If Tribeca 212 were shooting for a place at the Italian table, its wild mushroom pizza would have pulled the chair out from under it, with mushrooms most tame, pine-nut overkill and a soggy, leaden crust.
Silly tin-can queso smudged over chips, a mashed gob of guacamole and wet lettuce, rice and beans like a TV dinner, a leaden tamal and hard carne guisada that another gallon of gravy couldn’t fix.
Purple beets are a positive bummer, leaden slabs squirted with oily olive puree and huckleberry conserves without any dairy or acid to cut through the dense, beety fog.
Characters constantly crack wise, but this doesn’t quite disguise their shallowness, or the leaden dialogue and repetitive narration.
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First Known Use of leaden
before 12th century
arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying;
blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular;
LEADEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leaden for English Language Learners
: having a dull gray color
: feeling heavy and difficult to move
: not lively or exciting
LEADEN Defined for Kids
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