Definition of cumbersome
- a cumbersome package
- cumbersome administrative procedures
The application process is cumbersome and time-consuming.
Her expanded job title is really cumbersome.
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: hard to handle or manage because of size or weight
: complicated and hard to do
: long and difficult to read, say, etc.
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