cumbrous

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adjective cum·brous \ ˈkəm-b(ə-)rəs \

Definition of cumbrous

cumbrously

adverb

cumbrousness

noun

Examples of cumbrous in a Sentence

  1. it took two people to haul the cumbrous machine into the garage

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First Known Use of cumbrous

15th century

Synonym Discussion of cumbrous

heavy, weighty, ponderous, cumbrous, cumbersome mean having great weight. heavy implies that something has greater density or thickness than the average of its kind or class.
    • a heavy child for his age
weighty suggests having actual and not just relative weight.
    • a load of weighty boxes
ponderous implies having great weight because of size and massiveness with resulting great inertia.
    • ponderous elephants in a circus parade
cumbrous and cumbersome imply heaviness and bulkiness that make for difficulty in grasping, moving, carrying, or manipulating.
    • wrestled with the cumbrous furniture
    • early cameras were cumbersome and inconvenient

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