What is another word for cumbersome?

Pronunciation: [kˈʌmbəsˌʌm] (IPA)

Cumbersome means something that is heavy, bulky or difficult to handle. There are several synonyms that can be used to convey a similar meaning like unwieldy, ponderous, cumbersome, unmanageable, clumsy, bulky, laborious, difficult, cumbersome, and burdensome. Unwieldy suggests something that is awkward or inconvenient to maneuver or use. Ponderous means something that is dull or sluggish, slow-moving and lethargic. Bulky suggests something that is difficult to handle due to its size or weight. Unmanageable relates to something that is beyond control or challenging to manage. Cumbersome, laborious, and difficult suggest something that is challenging to do, handle, or work with. Cumbersome, however, is the most precise synonym as it connotes something that is both heavy and awkward.

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What are the opposite words for cumbersome?

Cumbersome can be said to be an adjective that is used to describe something that is difficult to handle or move, usually because it's large, heavy, or complex. Antonyms for the word "cumbersome" include words like easy, light, simple, manageable, and efficient. These words are used to describe things that are easy to handle, move or work with, and that do not require too much time or effort. So, when you want to describe something that is the opposite of being cumbersome, try using one of these antonyms instead.

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Usage examples for Cumbersome

I wished very much I'd taken a few practice shots with the cumbersome weapon.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
We finished dinner, and ascended to the drawing-room, I carrying those cumbersome candlesticks.
"The Debit Account"
Oliver Onions
Add to this the fact that I had not ridden a bicycle since a child, and realize that whether walking or riding the bread was equally hot and equally cumbersome.
"My Home In The Field of Honor"
Frances Wilson Huard

Famous quotes with Cumbersome

  • Now they call in all of the authority figures they can find and hire them - the cost has gone up. The picture may or may not get better, but definitely, it gets more cumbersome.
    Don Bluth
  • This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth.
    Lawrence Lessig
  • If you knew your potential to feel good, you would ask no one to be different so that you can feel good. You would free yourself of all of that cumbersome impossibility of needing to control the world, or control your mate, or control your child. You are the only one who creates your reality. For no one else can think for you, no one else can do it. It is only you, every bit of it you.
    Esther Hicks
  • It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.
    Boris Pasternak
  • There is a delicate balance between shielding people and encouraging them, and the USA perhaps went too far in one direction and Australia in the other. The Soviet Union, born in 1917 and influenced a little by the exciting Australian and New Zealand experiments, would eventually show how the umbrella, if too big and cumbersome, exposed people far more than it protected them.
    Geoffrey Blainey

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