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Ponder vs. Ponderous — What's the Difference?

Ponder vs. Ponderous — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ponder and Ponderous

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Ponder

To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
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Ponderous

Slow and clumsy because of great weight
A swarthy, ponderous giant of a man
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Ponder

To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
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Ponderous

Having great weight
"The new metal ... was denser, more ponderous than gold" (Oliver Sacks).
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Ponder

To wonder, think of deeply.
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Ponderous

Slow and labored because of great bulk or weight
"The massive turtle ... trudged on resolutely, making good time for such a labored and ponderous gait" (Rick Bass).
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Ponder

To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly.
I have spent days pondering the meaning of life.
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Ponderous

Difficult to maneuver or control because of great bulk or weight
Ponderous luggage.
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Ponder

(obsolete) To weigh.
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Ponderous

Slow or difficult to manage, especially because of complexity
Ponderous legal procedures.
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Ponder

(colloquial) A period of deep thought.
I lit my pipe and had a ponder about it, but reached no definite conclusion.
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Ponderous

Dull and lacking grace or fluency
A ponderous speech.
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Ponder

To weigh.
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Ponderous

Heavy, massive, weighty.
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Ponder

To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.
Ponder the path of thy feet.
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Ponderous

Serious, onerous, oppressive.
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Ponder

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

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

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
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Ponderous

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

(rare) Characterized by or associated with pondering.
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Ponderous

(obsolete) Dense.
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Ponderous

Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
The sepulcher . . . Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.
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Ponderous

Important; momentous; forcible.
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Ponderous

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

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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Ponderous

Having great mass and weight and unwieldiness;
A ponderous stone
A ponderous burden
Ponderous weapons
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Ponderous

Labored and dull;
A ponderous speech
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