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cumbrous

[kuhm-bruh s] /ˈkʌm brəs/
adjective
Origin of cumbrous
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, cumbrous is from the Middle English word 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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adj.

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

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