Definition of Cumbersome in English :

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Cumbersome meaning in English

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1. cumbersome, cumbrous

difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

Example Sentences:
'a cumbersome piece of machinery'
'cumbrous protective clothing'

2. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept

not elegant or graceful in expression

Example Sentences:
'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?'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of cumbersome
awkward because of size, weight, or shape
cumbersome baggage
difficult because of extent or complexity
cumbersome accounts

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see synonyms of cumbersome
hard to handle or deal with as because of size, weight, or many parts; burdensome; unwieldy; clumsy

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of cumbersome
1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk: tried to lug the cumbersome luggage up the stairs.
2. Difficult to use or deal with: cumbersome instructions; a cumbersome name; a cumbersome registration process.

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