Ponderous Definition

Very heavy.
Webster's New World
Unwieldy because of weight.
Webster's New World
Slow and labored because of great bulk or weight.
American Heritage
Difficult to maneuver or control because of great bulk or weight.
Ponderous luggage.
American Heritage
That seems heavy; bulky; massive.
Webster's New World

Origin of Ponderous

  • Middle English from Old French pondereux from Latin ponderōsus from pondus ponder- weight (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ultimately from Latin ponderōsus (“weighty").

    From Wiktionary

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