Cumbersome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌmbərsəm|  American pronunciation of the word cumbersome
Brit.  |ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word cumbersome

adjective

- difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight(syn: cumbrous)

a cumbersome piece of machinery

- not elegant or graceful in expression(syn: awkward, clumsy, ill-chosen, inapt, inept)

his cumbersome writing style

Examples

The application process is cumbersome and time-consuming.

Her expanded job title is really cumbersome.

Doctors are complaining that the system is cumbersome and bureaucratic.

Squad members, already decked out in cumbersome chemical suits, put on masks and rubber gloves.

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