Definitions for cumbersomeˈkʌm bər səm

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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?"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  • тежък, неудобен, обременителенBulgarian
  • schwierig, sperrig, mühsam, beschwerlich, hinderlich, lästig, schwerfällig, umständlichGerman
  • pesadoSpanish
  • käsitellä, kömpelö, vaivalloinen, rasittava, hankala, hankalastiFinnish
  • pénible, encombrantFrench
  • ingombrante, difficile da usareItalian
  • 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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