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Synonyms for cumbersomeˈkʌm 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"

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

    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?"

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

    wieldy, felicitous


  1. cumbersome(adjective)


  2. cumbersome(adjective)

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


  3. cumbersome(adjective)

    Not easily managed or handled; awkward


  4. cumbersome(adjective)

    Hard, difficult, demanding to handle or get around with


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cumbersome(a.)

    burdensome, embarrassing, troublesome, vexatious, cumbrous

  2. cumbersome(a.)

    unwieldy, unmanageable, clumsy, awkward, inconvenient

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
  • 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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