[kuhm-bruh s]


Origin of cumbrous

First recorded in 1325–75, cumbrous is from the Middle English word cumberous. See cumber, -ous
Related formscum·brous·ly, adverbcum·brous·ness, nounnon·cum·brous, adjectivenon·cum·brous·ly, adverbnon·cum·brous·ness, nounun·cum·brous, adjectiveun·cum·brous·ly, adverbun·cum·brous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cumbrous

awkward, bulky, clumsy, heavy, hefty, ungainly, unmanageable, unwieldy

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Word Origin and History for cumbrous

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

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