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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cumbersome  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cumbersome 
  adj  1:  difficult  to  handle  or  use  especially  because  of  size  or 
  weight;  "a  cumbersome  piece  of  machinery";  "cumbrous 
  protective  clothing"  [syn:  {cumbrous}] 
  2:  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?"  [syn:  {awkward},  {clumsy},  {inapt}, 
  {inept},  {ill-chosen}] 




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