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cumbersome adj
1 difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing" [syn: cumbrous]
2 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?" [syn: awkward, clumsy, inapt, inept, ill-chosen]

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English

Adjective

  1. burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous.
  2. Not easily managed or handled; awkward
    a cumbersome machine.
  3. Not easy to handle or get around with
    My work was cumbersome.

Translations

burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; vexatious; cumbrous
  • Finnish: vaivalloinen, hankala
  • Italian: ingombrante
  • Portuguese: empecilhante
Not easily managed or handled; awkward
  • Finnish: vaivalloinen, hankala, kömpelö
  • Italian: difficile da usare
  • Portuguese: desajeitado
Not easy to handle or get around with
  • Finnish: vaivalloinen, hankala
  • Italian: scomodo
  • ttbc Bulgarian: тежък, неудобен, обременителен
  • ttbc Dutch: lastig

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