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
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.
Odor threw to first base, a second ahead of the leaden-footed Pujols, and the Rangers had an inning-ending double play.
Like the Caped Crusader, several members of the title group are defined by pseudo-tragic backstories that are related through leaden expository dialogue peppered with eye-roll-inducing Whedon-style one-liners.
The trimmer, punchier Bernie Sanders Guide skips the leaden chronicle of diner conversations and C-SPAN coverage.
The impudent glee of Gorsuch’s supporters may account for the leaden feeling that assails me as the first Monday in October, which opens the Supreme Court’s 2017-28 term, bears down upon us.
Any dullness in the book arises from writing that is sometimes both as repetitive as typing and as leaden as type itself.
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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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