Definitions for (adjective) ponderous

Main entry: ponderous

Definition: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

Usage: a ponderous stone; a ponderous burden; ponderous weapons


Main entry: heavy, ponderous, lumbering

Definition: slow and laborious because of weight

Usage: the heavy tread of tired troops; moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot; ponderous prehistoric beasts; a ponderous yawn


Main entry: ponderous

Definition: labored and dull

Usage: a ponderous speech