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LEADEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leaden mean? 

LEADEN (adjective)
  The adjective LEADEN has 5 senses:

1. darkened with overcast
2. made heavy or weighted down with weariness
3. made of lead
4. (of movement) slow and laborious
5. lacking lightness or liveliness

  Familiarity information: LEADEN used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEADEN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Darkened with overcast

Synonyms:

leaden; gray; grey; dull

Context examples:

a dark day / a dull sky / a grey rainy afternoon / grey clouds / the sky was leaden and thick

Similar:

cloudy (full of or covered with clouds)


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Meaning:

Made heavy or weighted down with weariness

Synonyms:

weighted; leaden

Context examples:

his leaden arms / weighted eyelids

Similar:

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


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Meaning:

Made of lead

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

a leaden weight

Pertainym:

lead (a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey)


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Meaning:

(of movement) slow and laborious

Synonyms:

plodding; leaden

Context example:

leaden steps

Similar:

effortful (requiring great physical effort)


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Meaning:

Lacking lightness or liveliness

Synonyms:

leaden; heavy

Context examples:

heavy humor / a leaden conversation

Similar:

dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)


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