• (America) IPA: /ˈkʌmbɚsəm/


  1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious
  2. Not easily managed or handled; awkward; clumsy.
    Cumbersome machines can endanger operators and slow down production.
  3. Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with.
    A slaves' work was as cumbersome as toiling on the fields, or in the mines.
  4. Inert, lumbering, slow in movement
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