leaden 1

Leaden is an adjective that is used to describe that which is dull and heavy. Not lively or exciting. Gloomy, oppressive, sluggish. Of poor quality or little value.


  1. His ‘leaden’ speech was not what people would normally expect from him.
  2. The ‘leaden’ atmosphere outside made the group of explorers want to take the day off, staying in the warm cottage.
  3. They moved at a ‘leaden’ pace after the tiring journey they had just been through.

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