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  • Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous.
  • Not easily managed or handled; awkward
         a cumbersome machine.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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