Cum"ber*some (km"br-sm), 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.

 

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