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cumbersomeness


  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]: 
 
  cumbersomeness 
  n  :  trouble  in  carrying  or  managing  caused  by  bulk  or  shape: 
  "the  movers  cursed  the  unwieldiness  of  the  big  piano" 
  [syn:  {awkwardness},  {unwieldiness}] 




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