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English definition of “ponderous”


adjective     /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 .Thick, dense and heavy 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 .Tedious and uninspiring ponderously     /-li/ adverb
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