English version

elephantine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishelephantineel‧e‧phan‧tine /ˌeləˈfæntaɪn◂ $ -tiːn◂/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 SLOWslow, heavy, and awkward, like an elephant 🔊 elephantine footsteps
Examples from the Corpus
elephantineShe was a silly girl, and far too easily impressed by Grunte's elephantine attentions.elephantine bureaucracyAt first glance it looks as though the structure might belong to the Social Security Administration or some other elephantine bureaucracy.He got out of his car with difficulty, one elephantine foot first, then the bulk of his enormous body.Over the period since 1945 as a whole, other beasts proved mammoths - of elephantine size but doomed to extinction.In the middle of this elephantine travail, there came a knock on the door.
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