ponderosity

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Noun[edit]

ponderosity (countable and uncountable, plural ponderosities)

  1. The quality of requiring extensive thought.
    • 1858, Anthony Trollope, “IV”, in Doctor Thorne:
      The ponderosity of her qualifications for nobility was sometimes too much even for her mother, and her devotion to peerage was such, that she would certainly have declined a seat in heaven if it offered her without the promise that it should be in the upper house
  2. (obsolete) Weight; heaviness.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Again, whereas men affirm they perceive an addition of ponderosity in dead bodies, comparing them usually unto blocks and stones, whensoever they lift or carry them; this accessional preponderancy is rather in appearance than reality.