What does cumbersome mean?

Definitions for cumbersome
ˈkʌm bər səmcum·ber·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cumbersome, cumbrousadjective

    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-chosenadjective

    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. cumbersomeadjective

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

  2. cumbersomeadjective

    Not easily managed or handled; awkward

    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.

  3. cumbersomeadjective

    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. Cumbersomeadjective

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

  2. Cumbersomeadjective

    not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or machine

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumbersome in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumbersome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cumbersome in a Sentence

  1. The Meatball Shop owner:

    This is absolutely brilliant, often I want a pizza, but just dialing that number and talking to people or typing in my computer is just cumbersome.

  2. Jasper Graham:

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

  3. Annette Hosoi:

    When the animal is out of the water, blubber can be heavy and cumbersome.

  4. Esther Hicks:

    If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you.

  5. Cory Booker:

    The tax the way were putting it forward right now, the wealth tax, Im sorry its cumbersome, its been tried by other nations, its hard to evaluate. We can get the same amount of revenue through just taxation, but again, we as Democrats, have got to start talking not just about how you tax from a stage, but how wegrow wealth in this country amongst those disadvantaged communities that are not seeing it.

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

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