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leaden

adjective uk   /ˈled.ən/ us  

leaden adjective (GREY)

literary dark grey: leaden skies

leaden adjective (WITHOUT ENERGY)

disapproving without energy or feeling: a leaden expression/performance
Translations of “leaden”
in Korean 납빛의…
in Arabic رُصاصي…
in Portuguese de chumbo, plúmbeo…
in Catalan gris fosc…
in Japanese 鉛色の…
in Italian di piombo, plumbeo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灰色, 深灰色的,灰濛濛的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灰色, 深灰色的,灰蒙蒙的…
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