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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

    "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, ponderous, 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ponderous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    heavy, weighty, massive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

heavy, cumbersome, unwieldy


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