cumbersome

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Etymology[edit]

cumber (hindrance) +‎ -some.

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cumbersome (comparative more cumbersome, superlative most cumbersome)

  1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous.
  2. Not easily managed or handled; awkward.
    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.
  3. Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with.
    A slaves' work was as cumbersome as toiling on the fields, or in the mines.

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