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Synonyms for ponderousness

the state or quality of being physically heavy

Synonyms for ponderousness

an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency


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the property of being large in mass

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Krog here seems to try to evoke an ancient autochthony through the somewhat awkward archaisms, as well as some of the ponderousness of the median Afrikaans syntax, and through enhancing a lamenting incantatory structure.
For all of its ponderousness, the Clinton administration's Information Infrastructure Task Force, associated private-sector advisory committee, and electronic commerce initiative composed an evangelizing force instigating discussions (and writing) across the country and even internationally.
In figuring forth the rugged masculinity of the ethnic Other, Corky champions the spontaneity of the physical self over the ponderousness of the disembodied intellect: "he's a real man seeming not to be living in his head but living through his body like his soul is his body" (232).
It was conveyed, mostly, by the sheer ponderousness of many" (620).
57) By and large, national cultures have not adapted well to disaster; such is the ponderousness of national administrative mechanisms.
It is dense, over-written, over-ambitious, and curiously anachronistic in style, owing more to Thackeray than to George Eliot, while exemplifying a ponderousness alien to both.
He seized on the Mahler and Berg which lie behind the Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Britten's Peter Grimes, emphasising expression to the risk of ponderousness.
Personal joys are set against the political ponderousness of Nixon and his Chinese counterparts, and--in Davenport's fictional world, anyway--personal joys win the day.
What followed was a lumpy blend of rhetorical ponderousness, technical details about the power of Herschel's telescope, invocations of the Creator and his "mysterious works," and a good bit of promotion and self-congratulation.
Overtly, of course, Marcel claims otherwise, and the evidence proffered in validation of his claim is the book whose conclusion reveals that he writes in order to claim time past and whose ponderousness would indeed seem to add up to something palpably present.
The downside of Long's thorough approach is an occasional tendency towards ponderousness, particularly in dealing with the more arcane aspects of narratological theory.
The movie's ponderousness is relieved only by Samantha Morton's uncanny portrayal of the psychic Agatha and by Lois Smith's turn as Dr.
This is attributed by the report partly to the volatility of the national currency and stock market, and partly to the complex tax system and the historic ponderousness of the judicial system and its "significant corruption" - although these are now being addressed.
But, granting what seems at times an almost pathological need to retreat behind a coy ponderousness, James himself is far too intelligent a novelist not to be well aware of this problematic.
One of the real needs of a modern technology company is the need for quickness, agility and responsiveness, whereas some of the traditional hallmarks of a law firm have been ponderousness and stability," he says.