Leaden in a sentence as an adjective

It comes from a proverb “God comes with leaden feet but strikes with iron hands”.

Though the author has a nice, leaden consistency.

She remained a leaden weight until she went off to be someone else's problem.

You're blocked from reselling them, they're leaden with DRM and the copyright owners are happy.

I also heard that Roman middle classes who couldn't afford silver used leaden plates to eat off of.

The mouse acceleration on the Mac has always been a bit leaden at low speeds, and too fast at higher speeds, even with Mac OS.

Except that your leaden, verbose headline would have been terrible from an editor's perspective.

Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally 'bright,' did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him.

I haven't seen the second, but the first was...unfortunate in its casting, I suppose; it got everything else pretty much right, but the performances were so leaden that I've only been able to watch it the once.

Democracy is an unstable isotope of government, with a short half-life; unless overthrown, it invariably decays into leaden bureaucracy, which generally comes as something of a relief to all involved.

And while I always want to see more progress I cannot deny we've come a long way, especially since I was a 90s kid in the US and we didn't even know we were eating pesticide leaden vegetables: we were lab rats!Its no surprise my generation continues to have all these food-bourne illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Leaden definitions


darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick"

See also: dull


made heavy or weighted down with weariness; "his leaden arms"; "weighted eyelids"

See also: weighted


made of lead; "a leaden weight"


(of movement) slow and laborious; "leaden steps"

See also: plodding


lacking lightness or liveliness; "heavy humor"; "a leaden conversation"

See also: heavy