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cumbersome - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cumbersome

(adj) difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
Synonyms : cumbrous
Example Sentence
  • a cumbersome piece of machinery
  • cumbrous protective clothing

(adj) not elegant or graceful in expression
Synonyms : awkward , clumsy , ill-chosen , inapt , inept
Example Sentence
  • 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?

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cumbersome

(Come-bear-some) come bear some heavy things that are hard to manage
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by Jason

cumber;relate it to cumer[waist] nythn thats heavy makes our cumer pain..
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by jc

Shoving a cucumber to a virgin's pussy is difficult.
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by shadip

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