Cumbrous

Definition of Cumbrous

Cum´brous   Pronunciation: 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.
A clud of cumbrous gnats.
- Spenser.

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Latinate, awkward, bombastic, bulky, burdensome, clogging, clumsy, cramped, cumbersome, elephantine, encumbering, forced, formal, guinde, halting, hampering, heavy, hindering, hulking, hulky, impedimental, impeding, impeditive, incumbent, inkhorn, labored, leaden, lubberly, lumbering, lumpish, lumpy, massive, massy, onerous, oppressive, pompous, ponderous, sesquipedalian, stiff, stilted, superincumbent, turgid, unhandy, unwieldy
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