Definitions for cumbersomeˈkʌm bər səm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cum•ber•someˈkʌm bər səm(adj.)

  1. burdensome; heavy or bulky.

  2. unwieldy; clumsy.

Origin of cumbersome:

1325–75

cum′ber•some•ly(adv.)

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


Translations for cumbersome

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cumbersome(adjective)

(of things) heavy and clumsy

a cumbersome piece of furniture.

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