Leaden meaning

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Made of or containing lead.
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Lacking liveliness or sparkle; dull.

A leaden conversation.

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Downcast; depressed.

Leaden spirits.

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Dull, dark gray in color.

Drizzle from a leaden sky.

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Made of lead.
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Having the inert heaviness of lead; hard to move or lift.
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Sluggish; dull; heavy in action, feeling, etc.
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Depressed; dispirited; gloomy.
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Of a dull gray.
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(dated) Made of lead.
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Pertaining to or resembling lead; heavy, grey, sluggish.
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Dull; darkened with overcast.

The sky was leaden and thick.

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Origin of leaden

  • From Middle English leden, leaden, from Old English lÄ“aden (“leaden, of lead"), equivalent to lead +"Ž -en. Cognate with West Frisian leaden (“leaden"), Dutch loden (“leaden").

    From Wiktionary