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Meaning of CUMBROUS

Pronunciation:  'kumbrus

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

CUMBROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cumbersome, unmanageable, unwieldy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cum"brous\ (k?m"br?s), a.
1. Rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving
   to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging.

         He sunk beneath the cumbrous weight.  --Swift.

         That cumbrousand unwieldy style which disfigures
         English composition so extensively.   --De Quincey.

2. Giving trouble; vexatious. [Obs.]

         A clud of cumbrous gnats.             --Spenser.
   -- {Cum"brous*ly}, adv. -- {Cum"brous*ness}, n.

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