ponderous


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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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But despite its ponderous poststructuralist rhetoric and over-elaboration of seemingly peripheral material--always the fatal Cleopatra of new-historical studies--Framing "India" serves up a rich intellectual concoction whose exotic savors always arise from a substantial discursive stew.
A reader desiring only a love story may skim pages of ponderous research.
Harpoon aircrews saw a surprising amount of action against the Japanese from the Aleutians to the Philippines, and more than a few men were lost or wounded flying Lockheed's ponderous, yet well-proportioned twin-engine bomber.
Coupled with the recent Quebec election call in which social issues move from and centre, Laval University's Sylvie Morel's scholarly though ponderous work is timely research.
The most delightful and surprising essay is "The Representation of the City in the Visual Arts" which pleasantly concludes this otherwise ponderous tome.
IN THIS PONDEROUS, thorough book, Laurence Paul Hemming faces an acute problem: to determine the status of God in Heidegger's thought, even though Heidegger refused to speak of Him explicitly.
Greenthal's previous lockbox sent data only at the end of the day, meaning that all exceptions were rejected out of hand and relegated to ponderous manual processing.
THE SECOND PAGE of the Anglican Journal last month included standard "head and shoulders" photographs of the three men reputed to be the most likely possibilities to succeed the Archbishop of Canterbury after a ponderous appointment process has run its weary course.
Those with the cool, reflective and ponderous mind of the snake - who are in no particular hurry - make the least number of claims.
A ponderous organization like that needs Leadership that can adapt to its pace.
But if you think that camp is the most ponderous decision a family will ever make - lighten up
It moves like a suspense novel, with useful but never ponderous chunks of scientific background and history scattered among the accounts of scientific breakthroughs, bureaucratic wars, horrible accidents, and personal travails.
Recognizing that freedom is an indispensable precondition for progress, prosperity, community, and social harmony, he demands that ponderous, costly, malicious, interest-dominated, monopolizing government get the hell out of the way and let people have a fair chance to build better lives for themselves and their communities.
Unfortunately, most of his other recordings of Bruckner have always struck me as too deliberate, too reverential, too ponderous, and this new live recording of the Fifth falls squarely into that category.
Still I marvel as the late Nebraska light gilds the horns and the ponderous mass of fur, while the foothills blue recalling the cold declining length of the rifle's bore.