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cumbersome

cum·ber·some

cumbersome

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhm br sm
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: awkward or unmanageable because of size, shape, or weight.
It's a sturdy backpack, but it's too cumbersome for serious hiking.
synonyms:
awkward, bulky, clumsy, ponderous, unmanageable, unwieldy
antonyms:
manageable
similar words:
hefty
definition 2: causing trouble or unwanted exertion.
Tracking down all the information was a cumbersome task.
synonyms:
burdensome, laborious, onerous, troublesome
antonyms:
convenient
similar words:
difficult, oppressive, trying
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derivations: cumbersomely (adv.), cumbersomeness (n.)
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