Learn a Word: Cumbersome

Meaning: something that is very heavy and hence difficult to carry


Jos found it difficult to carry the cumbersome luggage.

School bags of the present day are too cumbersome for little children.

Complicated, slow, and therefore, inefficient

Any organization with a cumbersome management hierarchy is sure to fail.

Synonyms: cumbrous, clumsy, ungainly

The first known use of the word is in the year 1535.

Read more about the word ‘cumbersome’ from the website of Merriam Webster.

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