- of great weight; heavy; massive.
- awkward or unwieldy: He carried a ponderous burden on his back.
- dull and labored: a ponderous dissertation.
Origin of ponderous
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Examples from the Web for ponderosity
What does the lightest of substances do in this ponderosity?The City of God, Volume II
The ponderosity of her mind was only equaled by that of her body.The Tinder-Box
Maria Thompson Daviess
The ponderosity and solemnity of the little court occasionally tickled him, and he laughed openly.
He might just as well have called it weight or ponderosity, which means the same as gravity.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism
George Woodward Warder
Ponderosity, profundity and insipidity may have their place, but the man with Charm of Manner keeps his capital active.
- of great weight; heavy; huge
- (esp of movement) lacking ease or lightness; awkward, lumbering, or graceless
- dull or laboriousa ponderous oration
Word Origin and History for ponderosity
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.