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Meaning of CUMBERSOME

Pronunciation:  'kumbursum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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?"
  2. [adj]  difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"
 

CUMBERSOME is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: awkward, clumsy, cumbrous, ill-chosen, inapt, inept, infelicitous, unmanageable, unwieldy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cum"ber*some\ (k?m"b?r-s?m), a.
1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag;
   embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous.

         To perform a cumbersome obedience.    --Sir. P.
                                               Sidney.

2. Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or
   machine.

         He holds them in utter contempt, as lumbering,
         cumbersome, circuitous.               --I. Taylor.
   -- {Cum"ber*some*ly}, adv. -- {Cum"ber*some*ness},n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: all thumbs, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bulky, bumbling, bungling, burdensome, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy-fisted, contrary, crosswise, cumbrous, elephantine, encumbering, fingers all thumbs, fumbling, gauche, gawkish, gawky, graceless, ham-fisted, ham-handed, hampering, heavy-handed, hulking, hulky, impedimental, impeding, impeditive, impractical, inconvenient, incumbent, inelegant, irksome, left-hand, left-handed, loutish, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, lumpy, maladroit, massive, massy, oafish, onerous, oppressive, perverse, ponderous, sloppy, stiff, superincumbent, tiresome, uncouth, ungainly, ungraceful, unhandy, unmanageable, unwieldy, wearisome
 

 

 

 

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