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Ponderous vs. Serious

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Ponderousadjective

Heavy, massive, weighty.

Seriousadjective

Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition

‘It was a surprise to see the captain, who had always seemed so serious, laugh so heartily.’;

Ponderousadjective

Serious, onerous, oppressive.

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not insignificant

‘This is a serious problem. We'll need our best experts.’;

Ponderousadjective

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

Seriousadjective

Really intending what is said; in earnest; not jocular or deceiving

‘After all these years, we're finally getting serious attention.’;

Ponderousadjective

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

Seriousadjective

Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

‘He is always serious, yet there is about his manner a graceful ease.’;

Ponderousadjective

(rare) Characterized by or associated with pondering.

Seriousadjective

Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.

Ponderousadjective

(obsolete) Dense.

Seriousadjective

Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

‘The holy Scriptures bring to our ears the most serious things in the world.’;

Seriousadjective

Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

Ponderousadjective

Important; momentous; forcible.

Seriousadjective

concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities;

‘a serious student of history’; ‘a serious attempt to learn to ski’; ‘gave me a serious look’; ‘a serious young man’; ‘are you serious or joking?’; ‘Don't be so serious!’;

Ponderousadjective

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

Seriousadjective

of great consequence;

‘marriage is a serious matter’;

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’;

Seriousadjective

causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;

‘a dangerous operation’; ‘a grave situation’; ‘a grave illness’; ‘grievous bodily harm’; ‘a serious wound’; ‘a serious turn of events’; ‘a severe case of pneumonia’; ‘a life-threatening disease’;

Ponderousadjective

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness;

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

Seriousadjective

appealing to the mind;

‘good music’; ‘a serious book’;

Ponderousadjective

labored and dull;

‘a ponderous speech’;

Seriousadjective

completely lacking in playfulness

Ponderousadjective

slow and clumsy because of great weight

‘a swarthy, ponderous giant of a man’;

Seriousadjective

requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve;

‘raised serious objections to the proposal’; ‘the plan has a serious flaw’;

Ponderousadjective

(especially of speech or writing) dull or laborious

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

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