ponderous


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Synonyms for ponderous

having a relatively great weight

unwieldy or clumsy, especially due to excess weight

lacking fluency or gracefulness

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slow and laborious because of weight

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having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

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labored and dull

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Jingle, jingle, went the shillings, as handful after handful was thrown in, till, plump and ponderous as she was, they fairly weighed the young lady from the floor.
Heidegger hobbled across the chamber, and returned with the same ponderous folio, bound in black leather, which common report affirmed to be a book of magic.
The fireplace, where she had expected the ample width and ponderous carving of former times, was contracted to a Rumford, with slabs of plain though handsome marble, and ornaments over it of the prettiest English china.
The ponderous stone Bridge of Sighs crosses it at the second story--a bridge that is a covered tunnel-- you can not be seen when you walk in it.
Their large-veined udders hung ponderous as sandbags, the teats sticking out like the legs of a gipsy's crock; and as each animal lingered for her turn to arrive the milk oozed forth and fell in drops to the ground.
Yet while the spring-loaded combat is immediately appealing, moving around feels ponderous until you master jumping and dodging.
No, they fantasize about something far grander here - gods and acid-blooded monsters - evidenced by a quasiphilosophical and ponderous prologue that loudly trumpets a central motif: creation.
A viral video posted on Facebook shows ponderous rainwater pouring and bursting through the ceiling of a cafeteria in Yonsei University in Seoul on Friday, July 1.
Maghen writes well with casual style that makes use of devices like humor and pop-culture references to make the more ponderous philosophical musings feel less ponderous.
But after hugs all round from team-mates, and raising the ball to the crowd, the celebrations proved fleeting as Ross Taylor took over with a fluent 66 out of 153 for four in reply to England's ponderous 232 all out.
Even though there's rather a lot of music crammed into each song, nothing ever feels heavy or ponderous.
But it's not enough, sadly, to rescue the film from its very slow, ponderous plotting.
5 per kilogram for sale ponderous cattle to meat processing plants.
Klemperer's opening with the excellent Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra may at first strike as ponderous, but develops into a well-argued advocacy of Chopin's writing, and Arrau's probing pianism brings detail after detail into daylight.
A member of a clutch of think tanks of which his favourite is an Italian one that takes him to Tuscany most summers, he genuinely likes to muck about the ponderous economic and political issues that make the world turn.