What is another word for ponderousness?

195 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ pˈɒndəɹəsnəs], [ pˈɒndəɹəsnəs], [ p_ˈɒ_n_d_ə_ɹ_ə_s_n_ə_s]

Ponderousness is a word that refers to a feeling of heaviness, slowness, and lethargy. When something is ponderous, it may seem dull, tedious, or even exhausting to deal with. However, there are other words that can be used to express a similar meaning. For example, the word "tedium" can be used to describe something that is monotonous and repetitive. Similarly, "lethargy" can be used to describe a feeling of sluggishness and apathy. "Boredom," "weariness," and "ennui" are also words that can be used as synonyms for ponderousness, as they all imply a lack of interest or excitement.

Related words: heaviness, weight, slowness, seriousness, seriousness of life, seriousness of mind, seriousness of purpose

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    A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

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    Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

    What are the opposite words for ponderousness?

    Ponderousness refers to the quality of being slow, awkward, and unwieldy. Some antonyms for ponderousness are lightness, agility, and swiftness. A person who is quick and nimble would be the opposite of someone who is ponderous. In terms of movement, gracefulness and fluidity are antonyms for ponderousness. In speech, brevity and conciseness would be the opposite of ponderous. Antonyms for ponderousness in writing would include clarity, simplicity, and brevity. Overall, the antonyms for ponderousness are words that describe qualities that are light and quick, as opposed to heavy and slow.

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    Usage examples for Ponderousness

    If the monster catches her, as at times he does, she whips him to a froth, so that those who know Dulness only as a thing of ponderousness, shall fail to recognise him in that light and airy shape.
    "The Short Works of George Meredith"
    George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
    She kept Crossjay beside her till she dismounted, and the colonel was left to the procession of elephantine ideas in his head, whose ponderousness he took for natural weight.
    "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith"
    George Meredith
    There, indeed, was Hiram, pacing the walk along the end of the garden with a ponderousness in the movements of his big form that bespoke age and effort.
    "The Second Generation"
    David Graham Phillips

    Famous quotes with Ponderousness

    • D.V.G.’s exposition of the Bhagavad Gita is unique in the vast literature on the “Song Celestial”. It is the record of talks before an audience seeking guidance in the real concerns of living. It is not a deliberate work of philosophical discussion or dry, intellectual analysis. Even where philosophical problems are taken up, academic interest is subordinated to practical concern. Material for explanation and illustration is taken up from everyday life. It is an easy, informal and clear stream of discourse without the ponderousness of a formal composition.
      D. V. Gundappa
    • In the helter-skelter of this book, I didn’t develop my views as theory. In fact, I even believe that efforts of that kind are tainted with ponderousness. Nietzsche wrote “with his blood,” and criticizing, or, better, experiencing him means pouring out one’s lifeblood. … It was only with my life that I wrote the Nietzsche book that I had planned.
      Georges Bataille

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