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Dictionary definition for: Ponderous

1. (s) slow and laborious because of weight; "the heavy tread of tired troops" "moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot" "ponderous prehistoric beasts" "a ponderous yawn"

2. (s) having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous stone" "a ponderous burden" "ponderous weapons"

3. (s) labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"

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