from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having great weight.
- adj. Unwieldy from weight or bulk.
- adj. Lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull: a ponderous speech. See Synonyms at heavy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Heavy, massive, weighty.
- adj. Serious, onerous, oppressive.
- adj. Clumsy, unwieldy, or slow, especially due to weight.
- adj. Dull, boring, tedious; long-winded in expression.
- adj. Characterized by or associated with pondering.
- adj. Dense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very heavy; weighty
- adj. Important; momentous; forcible.
- adj. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having weight; weighty; heavy; especially, very heavy; hence, clumsy or unwieldy by reason of weight: used both literally and figuratively.
- Weighty; important; momentous.
- Disposed to ponder; thinking; thoughtful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
- adj. labored and dull
- adj. slow and laborious because of weight
Middle English, from Old French pondereux, from Latin ponderōsus, from pondus, ponder-, weight; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from Latin ponderōsus ("weighty"). (Wiktionary)