cumbrous

cumbrous

[kuhm-bruhs]
adjective

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English cumberous. See cumber, -ous

cumbrously, adverb
cumbrousness, noun
noncumbrous, adjective
noncumbrously, adverb
noncumbrousness, noun
uncumbrous, adjective
uncumbrously, adverb
uncumbrousness, noun
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cumbersome or cumbrous (ˈkʌmbəsəm, ˈkʌmbrəs)
 
adj
1.  awkward because of size, weight, or shape: cumbersome baggage
2.  difficult because of extent or complexity: cumbersome accounts
 
[C14: cumber, short for encumber + -some1]
 
cumbrous or cumbrous
 
adj
 
[C14: cumber, short for encumber + -some1]
 
'cumbersomely or cumbrous
 
adv
 
'cumbrously or cumbrous
 
adv
 
'cumbersomeness or cumbrous
 
n
 
'cumbrousness or cumbrous
 
n

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cumbrous
late 14c., "cumbersome, troublesome, clumsy, unwieldy," from cumber + -ous.
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