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lead·en

 (lĕd′n)
adj.
1. Made of or containing lead.
2.
a. Heavy and inert.
b. Listless; sluggish.
3. Lacking liveliness or sparkle; dull: a leaden conversation.
4. Downcast; depressed: leaden spirits.
5. Dull, dark gray in color: drizzle from a leaden sky.

lead′en·ly adv.
lead′en·ness n.

leaden

(ˈlɛdən)
adj
1. heavy and inert
2. laboured or sluggish: leaden steps.
3. gloomy, spiritless, or lifeless
4. (Chemistry) made partly or wholly of lead
5. of a dull greyish colour: a leaden sky.
ˈleadenly adv
ˈleadenness n

lead•en

(ˈlɛd n)
adj.
1. hard to lift or move: leaden feet.
2. dull, spiritless, or gloomy: leaden prose.
3. of a dull gray color: leaden skies.
4. oppressive: a leaden silence.
5. sluggish; listless: a leaden pace.
6. of poor quality or little value.
7. made or consisting of lead.
v.t.
8. to make sluggish.
[before 1000]
lead′en•ly, adv.
lead′en•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.leaden - darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
2.leaden - made heavy or weighted down with wearinessleaden - made heavy or weighted down with weariness; "his leaden arms"; "weighted eyelids"
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
3.leaden - made of lead; "a leaden weight"
4.leaden - (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
5.leaden - lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"

leaden

adjective
1. grey, dingy, overcast, sombre, lacklustre, dark grey, greyish, lustreless, louring or lowering The weather was bitterly cold, with leaden skies.
2. laboured, wooden, stiff, sluggish, plodding, stilted, humdrum a leaden English translation from the Latin
3. lifeless, dull, gloomy, dismal, dreary, languid, listless, spiritless the leaden boredom of the Victorian marriage
4. heavy, lead, crushing, oppressive, cumbersome, inert, onerous, burdensome The dull, leaden sickly feeling returned.

leaden

adjective
Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
Translations
بِلَوْن الرَّصاصمَصنوع من الرَّصاص
olověný
bly-blygråtung
ólomból való
blÿ-, úr blÿiblÿgrár
kurşun renklikurşundan yapılmış

leaden

[ˈledn] ADJ (= of lead) → de plomo, plúmbeo; (in colour) → plomizo (fig) [heart] → triste

leaden

[ˈlɛdən] adjde plomb, en plomb

leaden

adj
sky, colour, cloudsbleiern (geh); heart, limbs, stepsbleischwer; silencebedrückend
(pej) (= tedious) translation, dialogueschwerfällig; (= stodgy) foodsehr schwer
(old: = of lead) → bleiern (geh)

leaden

[ˈlɛdn] adj (colour, sky) → plumbeo/a (fig) (atmosphere) → teso/a; (silence) → opprimente
with a leaden heart → con la morte nel cuore

lead2

(led) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) an element, a soft, heavy, bluish-grey metal. lead pipes; Are these pipes made of lead or copper?
2. the part of a pencil that leaves a mark. The lead of my pencil has broken.
ˈleaden adjective
1. lead-coloured. leaden skies.
2. made of lead.
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