cumbersome

Definition of cumbersome

cum´ber`some   Pronunciation: 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.

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