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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"

    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

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

    lumbering, heavy

    light-footed, light, interesting

  3. ponderous(adj)

    labored and dull

    "a ponderous speech"

    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

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heavy, cumbersome, unwieldy

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