leaden definition

  • adjective:
    • Made of or containing lead.
    • Heavy and inert.
    • Listless; slow.
    • poor liveliness or sparkle; dull: a leaden conversation.
    • Downcast; despondent: leaden spirits.
    • Dull, dark gray in shade: drizzle from a leaden sky.
    • Made of lead.
    • with respect to or resembling lead; hefty, grey, slow.
    • Dull; darkened with overcast.
    • Made of lead; for the nature of lead.
    • Like lead in shade, etc..
    • Heavy; dull; sluggish.
    • manufactured from lead
    • lacking lightness or liveliness
    • darkened with overcast
    • (of movement) sluggish and laborious
    • made hefty or weighted down with weariness
  • others:
    • Made or comprising lead: as, a leaden ball; a leaden coffin.
    • Like lead-in any certain.
    • Of the colour of lead; dull-colored; hence, gloomy: as, a leaden sky.
    • [Leaden is oftentimes compounded with participial adjectives: since, leaden- winged time; a leaden -paced messenger.
    • Synonyms Contribute, Leaden. Lead as an adjective is certainly not used figuratively: leaden can be used both literally and figuratively: as, a lead or leaden image; a leaden sky. An equivalent distinction is present between wood and wooden, gold and fantastic, etc.: as, a wood partition; wooden wall space; wooden immobility; a gold view; golden clouds, or hopes, or prospects. The proper execution in -en is normally better rhythmically; hence its retention and expansion in poetic usage.
    • To fasten or cover with lead.
    • To weigh straight down with or just like lead, as you's spirits.

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