cumbersome
adjective Date: 1535 1. dialect burdensome, troublesome 2. unwieldy because of heaviness and bulk 3. slow-moving ; ponderous Synonyms: see heavycumbersomely adverbcumbersomeness noun

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  • cumbersome — cum ber*some (k?m b?r s?m), a. 1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous. [1913 Webster] To perform a cumbersome obedience. Sir. P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cumbersome — (adj.) late 14c., from CUMBER (Cf. cumber) (v.) + SOME (Cf. some). Meaning unwieldy, hard to carry is from 1590s. Related: Cumbersomely; cumbersomeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • cumbersome — cumbersome, cumbrous ponderous, *heavy, weighty, hefty Analogous words: burdensome, *onerous: *awkward, clumsy: *irksome, wearisome, tiresome Contrasted words: compact, *close: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cumbersome — [adj] clumsy, awkward bulky, burdensome, clunker, clunking, clunky, cumbrous, embarrassing, galumphing, heavy, hefty, incommodious, inconvenient, leaden, massive, oppressive, ponderous, tiresome, unhandy, unmanageable, unwieldy, wearisome,… …   New thesaurus

  • cumbersome — ► ADJECTIVE 1) difficult to carry or use through size; unwieldy. 2) slow or complicated and therefore inefficient. DERIVATIVES cumbersomely adverb cumbersomeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cumbersome — [kum′bər səm] adj. hard to handle or deal with as because of size, weight, or many parts; burdensome; unwieldy; clumsy SYN. HEAVY cumbersomely adv. cumbersomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • cumbersome — [[t]kʌ̱mbə(r)səm[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is cumbersome is large and heavy and therefore difficult to carry, wear, or handle. Although the machine looks cumbersome, it is actually easy to use. ...muffled up in thick and cumbersome… …   English dictionary

  • cumbersome — cum|ber|some [ˈkʌmbəsəm US bər ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: cumber to prevent from moving freely, load (14 20 centuries) (from encumber) + some] 1.) a process or system that is cumbersome is slow and difficult ▪ Doctors are complaining that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cumbersome — cum|ber|some [ kʌmbərsəm ] adjective 1. ) not simple, fast, or effective enough and difficult or annoying to use: a cumbersome system/process/technique a ) large, heavy, and difficult to move or carry: Modern hand held cameras are far less… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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