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
Any dullness in the book arises from writing that is sometimes both as repetitive as typing and as leaden as type itself.
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.
The trimmer, punchier Bernie Sanders Guide skips the leaden chronicle of diner conversations and C-SPAN coverage.
The leaden weight of an irremediable idleness descended upon General Feraud, who having no resources within himself sank into a state of awe-inspiring hebetude.
Wonderstruck seems lost by comparison, spending much of its time laboriously explaining a story that ends up feeling leaden.
Despite a punt-heavy first three quarters leaden with miscues, the fourth proved to be the difference on Saturday in Florida’s 26-20 win over Tennessee in Gainesville.
The problem is that truly healthy muffins and quick breads - with or without zucchini - are often disappointing: dry, leaden and rubbery.
There’s a tiredness to the language: Curiosity is piqued, suspicions are sneaking, people stare dumbstruck, clouds are low and leaden.
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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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