Translation of "ponderous" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpɒn.dər.əs/ us /ˈpɑːn.dɚ-/ formal mainly disapproving

slow and awkward because of being very heavy or large

He had a 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

(Translation of “ponderous” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)