cumbersome


cumbersome
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 contrivance or machine. [1913 Webster]

He holds them in utter contempt, as lumbering, cumbersome, circuitous. --I. Taylor. -- {Cum"ber*some*ly}, adv. -- {Cum"ber*some*ness},n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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