Definitions for cumbersomeˈkʌm bər səm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cumbersome, cumbrous(adj)

    difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

    "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"

  2. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen(adj)

    not elegant or graceful in expression

    "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

Wiktionary

  1. cumbersome(Adjective)

    burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous.

  2. cumbersome(Adjective)

    Not easily managed or handled; awkward

    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.

  3. cumbersome(Adjective)

    Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with

    A slaves' work was as cumbersome as toiling on the fields, or in the mines.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cumbersome(adj)

    burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous

  2. Cumbersome(adj)

    not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or machine

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jasper Graham:

    All of it is useful information ... even if it is tremendously burdensome and cumbersome.

  2. Robert Martin:

    The legitimacy of the federal acknowledgement process, no matter how cumbersome, must be protected.

  3. Canadian Solar:

    The policy framework needs to be improved vastly. Documentation is cumbersome. Land acquisition is time-consuming. Securing debt funding in India and financial closures is a tough task.

  4. Boris Pasternak:

    It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.

  5. Chief Executive Mike Laven:

    The existing system that goes through banks is expensive, it's cumbersome, it's full of friction and is complex, and there's a lack of transparency. We think it's worse for businesses than it is for individuals.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • тежък, неудобен, обременителенBulgarian
  • schwierig, sperrig, mühsam, beschwerlich, hinderlich, lästig, schwerfällig, umständlichGerman
  • pesadoSpanish
  • käsitellä, kömpelö, vaivalloinen, rasittava, hankala, hankalastiFinnish
  • pénible, encombrantFrench
  • ingombrante, difficile da usareItalian
  • מסורבלHebrew
  • lastig, zwaar, moeizaam, log, moeilijk, hinderlijk, onhandigDutch
  • nieporęczny, niewygodny, uciążliwyPolish
  • incômodo, desajeitadoPortuguese
  • затруднительный, сложный, громоздкий, неудобный, тягостный, обременительныйRussian
  • zor taşınır, ağır, külfetli, hantal, zorTurkish

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