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ponderous

adjective uk   /ˈpɒn.dər.əs/ us    /ˈpɑːn.dɚ-/ formal mainly disapproving
slow and awkward because of being very heavy or large: He had a rather slow and ponderous manner. If a book, speech, or style of writing or speaking is ponderous, it is boring because it is too slow, long, or serious: The ponderous reporting style makes the evening news dull viewing.
ponderously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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