overponderous

ponderous

[pon-der-uhs]
adjective
1.
of great weight; heavy; massive.
2.
awkward or unwieldy: He carried a ponderous burden on his back.
3.
dull and labored: a ponderous dissertation.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French ponderos, pondereuse) < Latin ponderōsus. See ponder, -ous

ponderously, adverb
ponderousness, ponderosity [pon-duh-ros-i-tee] , noun
nonponderosity, noun
nonponderous, adjective
nonponderously, adverb
nonponderousness, noun
overponderous, adjective
overponderously, adverb
overponderousness, noun
unponderous, adjective
unponderously, adverb
unponderousness, noun


3. heavy, boring, dreary, plodding, tedious.


3. lively, exciting.
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ponderous (ˈpɒndərəs)
 
adj
1.  of great weight; heavy; huge
2.  (esp of movement) lacking ease or lightness; awkward, lumbering, or graceless
3.  dull or laborious: a ponderous oration
 
[C14: from Latin ponderōsus of great weight, from pondus weight]
 
'ponderously
 
adv
 
'ponderousness
 
n
 
ponderosity
 
n

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ponderous
c.1400, "heavy, weighty, clumsy," from L. ponderosus "of great weight," from pondus (gen. ponderis) "weight" (see pound (1)). Meaning "tedious" is first recorded 1704.
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