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Ponderous, 1) very heavy: “to draw with idle spiders' strings most p. and substantial things,” Meas. III, 2, 290. “why the sepulchre hath oped his p. and marble jaws,” Hml. I, 4, 50.
2) forcible, strongly impulsive: “if your more p. and settled project may suffer alteration,” Wint. IV, 4, 535. “my love's more p. than my tongue,” Lr. I, 1, 80 (Qq richer).
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