1. an oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency

a book so serious that it sometimes subsided into ponderousness


his lectures tend to heaviness and repetition

Syn: ↑heaviness
Derivationally related forms: ↑heavy (for: ↑heaviness), ↑ponderous
Hypernyms: ↑uninterestingness
2. the property of being large in mass
Syn: ↑heft, ↑heftiness, ↑massiveness, ↑ponderosity
Derivationally related forms: ↑ponderous (for: ↑ponderosity), ↑ponderous, ↑massive (for: ↑massiveness), ↑hefty (for: ↑heftiness), ↑hefty (for: ↑heft)
Hypernyms: ↑heaviness, ↑weightiness

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