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Synonyms for ponderousˈpɒn dər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heavy, lumbering, ponderous(adj)

    slow and laborious because of weight

    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, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), profound, operose, heavy, arduous, big(a), labored, punishing, gravid, big(p), lowering, leaden

    interesting, light-footed, light

  2. ponderous(adj)

    having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

    lumbering, heavy

    light-footed, light, interesting

  3. ponderous(adj)

    labored and dull

    lumbering, heavy

    light-footed, interesting, light


  1. ponderous(adjective)

    massive, heavy

  2. ponderous(adjective)

    oppressive, serious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ponderous

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ponderous(a.)

    heavy, weighty, massive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

heavy, cumbersome, unwieldy

Translations for ponderous

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ثقيلArabic
  • conformista, grave, abrumador, agobiante, torpe, dogmático, pesado, beocio, grosero, aplastanteSpanish
  • järkälemäinen, uuvuttava, raskas, kömpelö, pitkäveteinen, painava, rasittava, pohdiskeleva, raskassoutuinenFinnish
  • pesant, abrutissant, béotien, lourd, écrasant, dogmatique, maladroit, grossier, conformisteFrench
  • māngaingaiMāori
  • enfadonhoPortuguese
  • неповоротливый, скучный, тяжёлый, увесистый, нудный, неуклюжийRussian

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