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Synonyms for ponderous
ˈpɒn dər əs

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Wiktionary

  1. ponderousadjective

    Synonyms:
    massive, heavy

  2. ponderousadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavy, lumbering, ponderousadjective

    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. ponderousadjective

    having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

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

    Synonyms:
    lumbering, heavy

    Antonyms:
    light-footed, light, interesting

  3. ponderousadjective

    labored and dull

    "a ponderous speech"

    Synonyms:
    lumbering, heavy

    Antonyms:
    light-footed, interesting, light

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ponderousadjective

    Synonyms:
    heavy, weighty, massive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ponderousadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ponderous":

    heavy, cumbersome, unwieldy

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How to use ponderous in a sentence?

  1. R Chamberlain:

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

  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. 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.

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