Cum"brous (k?m"br?s), a.

1.

Rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging.

He sunk beneath the cumbrous weight. Swift.

That cumbrousand unwieldy style which disfigures English composition so extensively. De Quincey.

2.

Giving trouble; vexatious.

[Obs.]

A clud of cumbrous gnats. Spenser.

-- Cum"brous*ly, adv. -- Cum"brous*ness, n.

 

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