Definition of 'ponderous'
Example sentences containing 'ponderous'
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He was instinctive with his goal but before that, his lack of speed and movement encouraged a ponderous build-up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was instinctive with his goal but before that, his lack of speed and movement encouraged a ponderous build-up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)United have become a slow and ponderous team. The Sun (2015)Optimism abounds but the car looks ponderous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He looked ponderous when given a golden chance in the first half. The Sun (2015)Theology texts are often rather ponderous affairs, and not infrequently come in multiple volumes. Christianity Today (2000)It is a worthy and comprehensive book, if a rather ponderous one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With slow ponderous pomp the English ceremony followed. THE WOLF AND THE DOVETheir game has been very slow, ponderous and lacking in any creativity. The Sun (2015)Looked slow, ponderous and still like a bodybuilder. The Sun (2016)Being slow and ponderous, it always took him a long time to reach a new idea. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)He looks so ponderous, so cumbersome. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then I too am aware of a rather ponderous crashing about. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their passing was slow, ponderous, their movement limp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are hot keys (quick cuts) and more ponderous slow keys. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)The first thing we all discovered was that the rather ponderous first names his parents had bestowed on him had been replaced by'Sam '. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On one hand they are quite serious, ponderous people, who approach interviews as if they are about to sit their finals at university. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He strolled about with a ponderous, heavy gait, as if he were hugely bored with himself and the impromptu judgements he had to make. The Broken God (1993)
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Used Occasionally. ponderous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ponderous'
British English: ponderous ADJECTIVE
Ponderous writing or speech is very serious, uses more words than necessary, and is rather dull.
He had a dense, ponderous style.
Definition of ponderous from the Collins English Dictionary
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