Synonyms for Ponderous:


big (adjective)
bulky (adjective)
clumsy (adjective)
heavy-handed, lumpish.
cumbersome (adjective)
dull (adjective)
boorish, dim, dull, soporific, stupefied, bovine, comatose, drowsy, benumbed, slow, apathetic, blunt, obtuse, thick-witted, sluggish, lethargic, loutish, doltish, besotted, dense, sleepy, cloddish.
fat (adjective)
bovine, inflated.
heavy (adjective)
dense, excessive, leaden, pressing, oppressive, heavy, gravitational, massive, study at heavy, lifeless, indifferent, weighty.
large (adjective)
lumbering (adjective)
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.
ponderous (adjective)
massive, cumbrous, heavy, long-winded, lifeless, elephantine, dull, hefty, weighty, verbose, oppressive, lumbering.
wordy (adjective)
grandiloquent, chatty, talkative, rambling, bombastic, wordy, lengthy, excessive, wandering, verbose, endless, superfluous, long-winded, windy, loquacious, featherbedding.


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.

Other synonyms:

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

  1. Mrs. Snow clasped her hands with a gesture of dismay, and sat as if transfixed by the spectacle of a ponderous lady, in an awe- inspiring bonnet, who came walking slowly down the street. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  2. 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
  3. And the young man, admiring the face framed in gold hair and black straw, pushed forward a ponderous volume that lay open on the counter. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson