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cumbrous

[kuhm-bruh s] /ˈkʌm brəs/
adjective
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English cumberous. See cumber, -ous
Related forms
cumbrously, adverb
cumbrousness, noun
noncumbrous, adjective
noncumbrously, adverb
noncumbrousness, noun
uncumbrous, adjective
uncumbrously, adverb
uncumbrousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cumbrous

cumbersome

/ˈkʌmbəsəm/
adjective
1.
awkward because of size, weight, or shape: cumbersome baggage
2.
difficult because of extent or complexity: cumbersome accounts
Derived Forms
cumbersomely, cumbrously, adverb
cumbersomeness, cumbrousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: cumber, short for encumber + -some1
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Word Origin and History for cumbrous
adj.

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

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