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Synonyms for cumbersome
ˈkʌm bər səmcum·ber·some

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  1. cumbersomeadjective


  2. cumbersomeadjective

    burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous.


  3. cumbersomeadjective

    Not easily managed or handled; awkward

    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.


  4. cumbersomeadjective

    Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with

    A slaves' work was as cumbersome as toiling on the fields, or in the mines.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cumbersome, cumbrousadjective

    difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

    "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"

    inept, inapt, cumbrous, awkward, clumsy, ill-chosen

    felicitous, wieldy

  2. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosenadjective

    not elegant or graceful in expression

    "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"

    cumbrous, unenviable, feckless, ungainly, ill-chosen, tactless, fumbling, clumsy, inapt, gawky, awkward, bunglesome, bungling, inept, incompetent, unwieldy, embarrassing, clunky, ill at ease(p), uneasy, sticky

    wieldy, felicitous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cumbersomeadjective

    burdensome, embarrassing, troublesome, vexatious, cumbrous

  2. cumbersomeadjective

    unwieldy, unmanageable, clumsy, awkward, inconvenient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cumbersomeadjective

    burdensome, troublesome, unwieldy, unmanageable

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  1. Chief Executive Mike Laven:

    The existing system that goes through banks is expensive, it's cumbersome, it's full of friction and is complex, and there's a lack of transparency. We think it's worse for businesses than it is for individuals.

  2. Cory Booker:

    The tax the way were putting it forward right now, the wealth tax, Im sorry its cumbersome, its been tried by other nations, its hard to evaluate. We can get the same amount of revenue through just taxation, but again, we as Democrats, have got to start talking not just about how you tax from a stage, but how wegrow wealth in this country amongst those disadvantaged communities that are not seeing it.

  3. Annette Hosoi:

    When the animal is out of the water, blubber can be heavy and cumbersome.

  4. Canadian Solar:

    The policy framework needs to be improved vastly. Documentation is cumbersome. Land acquisition is time-consuming. Securing debt funding in India and financial closures is a tough task.

  5. Abdul Wahab Ziaullah:

    I'm a fan of doing something creative and developing a product, it feels awesome to have accomplished such a cumbersome and such a lovely task. Because if you develop a whole sports car, you can develop almost essentially anything.

Translations for cumbersome

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  • ثقيلArabic
  • неудобен, обременителен, тежъкBulgarian
  • beschwerlich, schwerfällig, mühsam, sperrig, hinderlich, lästig, umständlich, schwierigGerman
  • δυσκίνητοςGreek
  • pesadoSpanish
  • käsitellä, kömpelö, rasittava, hankalasti, vaivalloinen, hankalaFinnish
  • pénible, encombrantFrench
  • बोझिलHindi
  • difficile da usare, ingombranteItalian
  • מסורבלHebrew
  • 성가신Korean
  • zwaar, onhandig, hinderlijk, lastig, moeizaam, log, moeilijkDutch
  • tungvintNorwegian
  • niewygodny, nieporęczny, uciążliwyPolish
  • desajeitado, incômodoPortuguese
  • неудобный, затруднительный, обременительный, сложный, громоздкий, тягостныйRussian
  • ยุ่งยากThai
  • zor taşınır, zor, ağır, külfetli, hantalTurkish
  • cồng kềnhVietnamese
  • 笨重Chinese

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