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


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.


Giving trouble; vexatious.


A clud of cumbrous gnats. Spenser.

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


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