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Definition of 'leaden'


  1. darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a grey rainy afternoon"; "grey clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
       Synonyms: dull grey gray
  2. made heavy or weighted down with weariness; "his leaden arms"; "weighted eyelids"
       Synonyms: weighted
  3. made of lead; "a leaden weight"
  4. (of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps"
       Synonyms: plodding
  5. lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"
       Synonyms: heavy

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