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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pon·der·ous /ˈpɑnd(ə)rəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pon·der·ous a.
 1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
 The sepulcher . . .
 Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.   --Shak.
 2. Important; momentous; forcible. “Your more ponderous and settled project.”
 3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.
 Ponderous spar Min., heavy spar, or barytes. See Barite.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: heavy, lumbering]
      2: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness; "a ponderous
         stone"; "a ponderous burden"; "ponderous weapons"
      3: labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"