Synonyms for Ponderous:
boorish, dim, dull, soporific, stupefied, bovine, comatose, drowsy, benumbed, slow, apathetic, blunt, obtuse, thick-witted, sluggish, lethargic, loutish, doltish, besotted, dense, sleepy, cloddish.
dense, excessive, leaden, pressing, oppressive, heavy, gravitational, massive, study at heavy, lifeless, indifferent, weighty.
•ornately spoken or written (adjective)
rhetorical, embellished, flamboyant, grandiloquent, lofty, rich, bombastic, ornate, rococo, gilded, fancy, inflated, flowery, splashy, baroque, elaborate, florid, voluble, highfalutin, high-sounding, eloquent, bloated, opulent, showy.
massive, cumbrous, heavy, long-winded, lifeless, elephantine, dull, hefty, weighty, verbose, oppressive, lumbering.
grandiloquent, chatty, talkative, rambling, bombastic, wordy, lengthy, excessive, wandering, verbose, endless, superfluous, long-winded, windy, loquacious, featherbedding.
n.circuitous, diffuse, declamatory, economical, discursive, clean, conversational, articulate, crisp. cumbersome, lumpish, cumbrous, lumpy, easy. good, heavy-handed, elephantine. •ponderous (noun)
heavy-footed, lumbering, uninteresting, heavy.
cumbrous, heavyweight, cumbersome. hefty, lumpy. heavy-handed, lumpish. •clumsy
•Other relevant words:
easy, heavy-footed, uninteresting, lifeless, lumpy, lumbering, cumbrous, heavy-handed, lumpish, heavyweight, cumbersome, hefty, elephantine.
Usage examples for ponderous
I accompanied him to the door, and watched his ponderous figure making its way to the cottage, near the entrance of which I saw his wife waiting for him; then I whistled to Ta- ta, who had followed the stranger for a few steps in order to get a better view of his retreat, and, taking my hat, went down the drive for a walk. – A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2 by Florence Warden