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Synonyms for cumbersome
ˈkʌm bər səm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cumbersome, cumbrous(adj)

    difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

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

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

    Antonyms:
    felicitous, wieldy

  2. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen(adj)

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    wieldy, felicitous

Wiktionary

  1. cumbersome(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    cumbrous

  2. cumbersome(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    cumbrous

  3. cumbersome(adjective)

    Not easily managed or handled; awkward

    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.

    Synonyms:
    cumbrous

  4. cumbersome(adjective)

    Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with

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

    Synonyms:
    cumbrous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cumbersome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    burdensome, embarrassing, troublesome, vexatious, cumbrous

  2. cumbersome(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unwieldy, unmanageable, clumsy, awkward, inconvenient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cumbersome(a)

    Synonyms:
    burdensome, troublesome, unwieldy, unmanageable

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#17452awkward
#19258embarrassing
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#24911incompetent
#27419cumbersome
#27699uneasy
#28776clumsy
#32934inconvenient
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#41493inept
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#58332clunky
#58750unwieldy
#64747unmanageable
#78731ponderous
#108120bungling
#115658feckless
#116018unenviable
#121797ungainly
#186155tactless
#197054gawky
#291589inapt
#325606cumbrous

How to use cumbersome in a sentence?

  1. The Meatball Shop owner:

    This is absolutely brilliant, often I want a pizza, but just dialing that number and talking to people or typing in my computer is just cumbersome.

  2. Robert Martin:

    The legitimacy of the federal acknowledgement process, no matter how cumbersome, must be protected.

  3. Gary Paulin:

    It's a really cumbersome process with around 80 reporting fields, it's a real pain and it costs money.

  4. Belinda Clur:

    The traditional shopping centre model is turning on its head, creative, niche, differentiated store types now seem preferred to replicated options and smaller, focused formats seem favoured over large, cumbersome alternatives.

  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
  • тежък, неудобен, обременителенBulgarian
  • schwierig, sperrig, mühsam, beschwerlich, hinderlich, lästig, schwerfällig, umständlichGerman
  • δυσκίνητοςGreek
  • pesadoSpanish
  • käsitellä, kömpelö, vaivalloinen, rasittava, hankala, hankalastiFinnish
  • pénible, encombrantFrench
  • बोझिलHindi
  • ingombrante, difficile da usareItalian
  • מסורבלHebrew
  • 성가신Korean
  • lastig, zwaar, moeizaam, log, moeilijk, hinderlijk, onhandigDutch
  • tungvintNorwegian
  • nieporęczny, niewygodny, uciążliwyPolish
  • incômodo, desajeitadoPortuguese
  • затруднительный, сложный, громоздкий, неудобный, тягостный, обременительныйRussian
  • ยุ่งยากThai
  • zor taşınır, ağır, külfetli, hantal, zorTurkish
  • cồng kềnhVietnamese
  • 笨重Chinese

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