Definition of ponderously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɒndərəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːndərəsli//
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  1. 1(disapproving) in a way that is too slow and careful; in a serious and boring way synonym tediously He thought for a long time before answering ponderously and at length.
  2. 2slowly and heavily Slowly, ponderously, we climbed the steep stone roadway.