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Ponder vs. Ponderous

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Ponderverb

To wonder, to think of deeply.

Ponderousadjective

Heavy, massive, weighty.

Ponderverb

To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.

‘I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.’;

Ponderousadjective

Serious, onerous, oppressive.

Ponderverb

(obsolete) To weigh.

Ponderousadjective

Clumsy, unwieldy, or slow, especially due to weight.

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Pondernoun

(colloquial) A period of deep thought.

‘I lit my pipe and had a ponder about it, but reached no definite conclusion.’;

Ponderousadjective

Dull, boring, tedious; long-winded in expression.

Ponderverb

To weigh.

Ponderousadjective

(rare) Characterized by or associated with pondering.

Ponderverb

To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.

‘Ponder the path of thy feet.’;

Ponderousadjective

(obsolete) Dense.

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Ponderverb

To think; to deliberate; to muse; - usually followed by on or over.

Ponderousadjective

Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.

‘The sepulcher . . . Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.’;

Ponderverb

reflect deeply on a subject;

‘I mulled over the events of the afternoon’; ‘philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years’; ‘The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate’;

Ponderousadjective

Important; momentous; forcible.

Ponderousadjective

Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.

Ponderousadjective

slow and laborious because of weight;

‘the heavy tread of tired troops’; ‘moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot’; ‘ponderous prehistoric beasts’; ‘a ponderous yawn’;

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Ponderousadjective

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness;

‘a ponderous stone’; ‘a ponderous burden’; ‘ponderous weapons’;

Ponderousadjective

labored and dull;

‘a ponderous speech’;

Ponderousadjective

slow and clumsy because of great weight

‘a swarthy, ponderous giant of a man’;

Ponderousadjective

(especially of speech or writing) dull or laborious

‘the show is loaded down with ponderous one-liners’;

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