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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: pondéreux, from Latin ponderosus, from pondus; PONDER

ponderous

adjective
     
pon‧der‧ous
1 slow or awkward because of being very big and heavy:
an elephant's ponderous walk
2 boring, very serious, and seeming to progress very slowly:
a ponderous and difficult book
The system, though ponderous, works.
ponderously adverb
ponderousness noun [uncountable]

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