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Origin of cumbersome
OTHER WORDS FROM cumbersomecum·ber·some·ly, adverbcum·ber·some·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for cumbersome
“The process of getting the approval is too slow and is too cumbersome,” Rogers said.
Cunningham was blown away by HyperCard when he first saw it, but he found it cumbersome.
But the technology, while powerful, is cumbersome and takes anywhere from 12 hours to four days to yield a result.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?|Abby Haglage|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Making ice cream was cumbersome, too, so for a long time only the elite could afford to eat it.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream|Andrew Romano|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, the dismissal process for ineffective teachers is so cumbersome and costly that it rarely works as it should.Vergara v. California: The Most Important Court Case You’ve Never Heard Of|Campbell Brown|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cabman whips up the horse and, turning round, begins swearing at the heavy and cumbersome luggage.The Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov
A blocking press is now, in consequence of the size of many of the blocks, a large and cumbersome machine.
We may shed our cumbersome pedestrian habits, but we take up in the air with us our petty souls.Unicorns|James Huneker
Its movements are said to be very clumsy and erratic, as if its self-imposed burden was too cumbersome for its strength.Tropic Days|E. J. Banfield
She would treat the cumbersome object as she would a piece of old plaster.Bramble-bees and Others|J. Henri Fabre