Cumbersome

  • 1Cumbersome — Single by Seven Mary Three from the album American Standard Released …

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  • 2cumbersome — 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… …

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  • 3cumbersome — index onerous, oppressive, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4cumbersome — (adj.) late 14c., from CUMBER (Cf. cumber) (v.) + SOME (Cf. some). Meaning unwieldy, hard to carry is from 1590s. Related: Cumbersomely; cumbersomeness …

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  • 5cumbersome — cumbersome, cumbrous ponderous, *heavy, weighty, hefty Analogous words: burdensome, *onerous: *awkward, clumsy: *irksome, wearisome, tiresome Contrasted words: compact, *close: * …

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  • 6cumbersome — [adj] clumsy, awkward bulky, burdensome, clunker, clunking, clunky, cumbrous, embarrassing, galumphing, heavy, hefty, incommodious, inconvenient, leaden, massive, oppressive, ponderous, tiresome, unhandy, unmanageable, unwieldy, wearisome,… …

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  • 7cumbersome — ► ADJECTIVE 1) difficult to carry or use through size; unwieldy. 2) slow or complicated and therefore inefficient. DERIVATIVES cumbersomely adverb cumbersomeness noun …

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  • 8cumbersome — [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 …

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  • 9cumbersome — [[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… …

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  • 10cumbersome — 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… …

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  • 11cumbersome — 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… …

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  • 12cumbersome — adjective 1 a process or system that is cumbersome is slow and difficult: The technique was cumbersome and created problems with sound reproduction. 2 heavy and difficult to move: cumbersome equipment that slowed us down considerably 3 words or… …

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  • 13cumbersome — UK [ˈkʌmbə(r)s(ə)m] / US [ˈkʌmbərsəm] adjective 1) not simple, fast, or effective enough and difficult or annoying to use a cumbersome system/process/technique 2) large, heavy, and difficult to move or carry Modern hand held cameras are far less… …

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  • 14cumbersome — adjective a) burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous. Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production. b) Not easily managed or handled; awkward A …

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  • 15cumbersome — adjective 1) a cumbersome diving suit Syn: unwieldy, unmanageable, awkward, clumsy, inconvenient, incommodious; bulky, large, heavy, hefty, weighty, burdensome; informal hulking, clunky See note at hea …

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  • 16cumbersome — adj. Cumbersome is used with these nouns: ↑bureaucracy …

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  • 17cumbersome — adjective Date: 1535 1. dialect burdensome, troublesome 2. unwieldy because of heaviness and bulk 3. slow moving ; ponderous Synonyms: see heavy • cumbersomely adv …

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  • 18cumbersome — cumbersomely, adv. cumbersomeness, n. /kum beuhr seuhm/, adj. 1. burdensome; troublesome. 2. unwieldy; clumsy. [1325 75; ME cummyrsum. See CUMBER, SOME1] Syn. 1. heavy, weighty, onerous. 2. awkward. * * * …

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  • 19cumbersome — Synonyms and related words: all thumbs, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bulky, bumbling, bungling, burdensome, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, contrary, crosswise, cumbrous, elephantine, encumbering,… …

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  • 20cumbersome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cumbrous, unwieldy, clumsy, burdensome, ponderous, oppressive. See hindrance. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. heavy, clumsy, awkward, bulky, unmanageable, unwieldy, hefty, ponderous, massive,… …

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