heavy vs ponderous: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: heavy or ponderous

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heavyverb

slowly as if burdened by much weight

heavyadjective

lacking lightness or liveliness

heavyadjective

slow and laborious because of weight

heavyadjective

of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

heavyadjective

requiring or showing effort

heavyadjective

full of; bearing great weight

heavyadjective

prodigious

heavyadjective

darkened by clouds

heavyadjective

(used of soil) compact and fine-grained

heavyadjective

in an advanced stage of pregnancy

heavyadjective

usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

heavyadjective

permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

heavyadjective

full and loud and deep

heavyadjective

(of sleep) deep and complete

heavyadjective

given to excessive indulgence of bodily appetites especially for intoxicating liquors

heavyadjective

characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

heavynoun

an actor who plays villainous roles

heavynoun

a serious (or tragic) role in a play

heavyadjective

dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal

heavyadjective

large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work

heavyadjective

made of fabric having considerable thickness

heavyadjective

marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

heavyadjective

(of an actor or role) being or playing the villain

heavyadjective

of comparatively great physical weight or density

heavyadjective

of great intensity or power or force

heavyadjective

of relatively large extent and density

heavyadjective

(physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight

heavyadjective

sharply inclined

heavyadjective

unusually great in degree or quantity or number

heavyverb

of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment

ponderousadjective

slow and laborious because of weight

ponderousadjective

having great mass and weight and unwieldiness

ponderousadjective

labored and dull

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