leaden

Something leaden moves in a heavy, slow way. After a sleepless night, your leaden feet will walk more sluggishly than usual to the bus stop.

Dull, heavy things can be described as leaden, like a dense, boring novel full of leaden dialog or your fatigued, leaden legs at the end of a full day's hike up a mountain. If something is the color of lead — a dull gray — that's also leaden, like the leaden, stormy sky. Finally, things made of lead are quite literally leaden, the word's original meaning, from a Germanic root meaning "heavy metal."

Definitions of leaden
1

adj (of movement) slow and laborious

leaden steps”
Synonyms:
plodding
effortful
requiring great physical effort

adj lacking lightness or liveliness

“a leaden conversation”
Synonyms:
heavy
dull
lacking in liveliness or animation

adj made heavy or weighted down with weariness

“his leaden arms”
Synonyms:
weighted
heavy
marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness

adj made of lead

“a leaden weight”

adj darkened with overcast

“the sky was leaden and thick”
Synonyms:
dull
cloudy
full of or covered with clouds

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