Ponderous



[pon-der-uh s] /ˈpɒn dər əs/

adjective
1.
of great weight; heavy; massive.
2.
awkward or unwieldy:
He carried a ponderous burden on his back.
3.
dull and labored:
a ponderous dissertation.
/ˈpɒndərəs/
adjective
1.
of great weight; heavy; huge
2.
(esp of movement) lacking ease or lightness; awkward, lumbering, or graceless
3.
dull or laborious: a ponderous oration
adj.

c.1400, “thick;” early 15c., “heavy, weighty, clumsy,” from Latin ponderosus “of great weight; full of meaning,” from pondus (genitive ponderis) “weight” (see pound (n.1)). Meaning “tedious” is first recorded 1704. Related: Ponderously; ponderousness.

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