Archer plays the lead in a ponderous but thoughtful one-act play penned by her husband, Terry Jastrow.
Yet even his staffers acknowledge he is a wooden candidate, a result of a long career in the ponderous halls of the House.
My ribs are like a xylophone, and the knobs of my spine stick up like ponderous cairns in the landscape of my back.
c.1400, "thick;" early 15c., "heavy, weighty, clumsy," from Latin ponderosus "of great weight; full of meaning," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weight" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "tedious" is first recorded 1704. Related: Ponderously; ponderousness.