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Synonyms for ponderous
ˈpɒn dər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavy, lumbering, ponderous(adj)

    slow and laborious because of weight

    "the heavy tread of tired troops"; "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot"; "ponderous prehistoric beasts"; "a ponderous yawn"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, with child(p), sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, heavy(p), threatening, grave, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    Antonyms:
    interesting, light-footed, light

  2. ponderous(adj)

    having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

    "a ponderous stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"

    Synonyms:
    lumbering, heavy

    Antonyms:
    light-footed, light, interesting

  3. ponderous(adj)

    labored and dull

    "a ponderous speech"

    Synonyms:
    lumbering, heavy

    Antonyms:
    light-footed, interesting, light

Wiktionary

  1. ponderous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    massive, heavy

  2. ponderous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    oppressive, serious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ponderous

    Synonyms:
    clumsy, dull, heavy, inert, slow, sluggish, stony, wooden

    Antonyms:
    aerial, airy, animated, ethereal, fairylike, frolicsome, gay, joyous, light, lively, sprightly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ponderous

    Antonyms:
    light, trifling, airy, volatile, subtle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ponderous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    heavy, weighty, massive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ponderous(a)

    Synonyms:
    massive, heavy, cumbersome, dull, spiritless momentous, important

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    heavy, cumbersome, unwieldy

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How to use ponderous in a sentence?

  1. W, Willard Wirtz:

    Commencement speakers have a good deal in common with grandfather clocks Standing usually some six feet tall, typically ponderous in construction, more traditional than functional, their distinction is largely their noisy communication of essentially commonplace information.

  2. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Marty This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too'

  3. R Chamberlain:

    A foolish man in wealth and authority is like a weak-timbered house with a too-ponderous roof.


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