What does cumbrous mean?

Definitions for cumbrous
ˈkʌm brəscum·brous

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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"


  1. cumbrousadjective

    Unwieldy because of its weight; cumbersome.

  2. cumbrousadjective

    Giving trouble; vexatious.

    A cloud of cumbrous gnats. uE000196207uE001 Spenser.

  3. Etymology: From cumber + -ous.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cumbrousadjective

    Etymology: from cumber.

    A cloud of cumbrous gnats do him molest;
    All striving to infix their feeble stings,
    That from their noyance he no where can rest. Fairy Queen.

    Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong
    Life much! Bent rather, how I may be quit,
    Fairest and easiest, of this cumbrous charge. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Black was his count’nance in a little space;
    For all the blood was gather’d in his face:
    Help was at hand; they rear’d him from the ground,
    And from his cumbrous arms his limbs unbound;
    Then lanc’d a vein. Dryden.

    Possession’s load was grown so great,
    He sunk beneath the cumb’rous weight. Jonathan Swift.

    Swift to their several quarters hasted then
    The cumb’rous elements, earth, flood, air, fire. John Milton, P. Lost.


  1. cumbrous

    Cumbrous refers to something that is large, heavy, and therefore difficult to use, handle, or deal with due to its size or weight. It can also refer to something that is slow or complicated, hence making processes or activities more difficult or inconvenient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cumbrousadjective

    rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging

  2. Cumbrousadjective

    giving trouble; vexatious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumbrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumbrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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