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cumbrous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cumbrous

  1. difficult to use or operate especially because of size, weight, or design it took two people to haul the cumbrous machine into the garage Synonyms of cumbrous awkward, bunglesome, clumsy, clunky, cranky, cumbersome, ponderous, ungainly, unhandy, unwieldyWords Related to cumbrous uncontrollable, unmanageable; bulky, dinosaurian, dinosauric, elephantine, heavy, hulking, massive; impracticable, impracticalNear Antonyms of cumbrous functional, practicable, practical, serviceable, usefulAntonyms of cumbrous handy

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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