Synonym: awkward, bulky, burdensome, clumsy, troublesome, unmanageable. Similar words: number, a number of, any number of, to the number of, a large number of, membership, timber, member. Meaning: ['kʌmbəsəm] adj. 1. difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight 2. not elegant or graceful in expression.
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1. They're making efforts to streamline their normally cumbersome bureaucracy.
2. The organization has promised to eliminate cumbersome and unnecessary bureaucracy.
3. Although the machine looks cumbersome,(http://sentencedict.com/cumbersome.html) it is actually easy to use.
4. Our Intelligence Service was untrained, cumbersome, and almost wholly ineffectual.
5. Doctors are complaining that the system is cumbersome and bureaucratic.
6. The organization changed its cumbersome title to something easier to remember.
7. It's rather cumbersome having to carry all these cases around.
8. And he comes with no cumbersome race card.
9. These administrative units are too cumbersome.
10. That was more like a cumbersome personal stereo.
11. McMahon wore a cumbersome brace on his right leg.
12. Secure-key distribution becomes cumbersome in large networks.
13. This meeting could be too cumbersome to achieve anything.
14. But it has been a tortuous and cumbersome journey.
15. A shovel had been too slow and cumbersome.
16. Try dowsing without rods: it's much less cumbersome.
17. The reason this cumbersome arrangement was used was because the simple crank had already been patented in 1780.
18. The room was dominated by an enormous, cumbersome leather armchair.
19. This ambitious and cumbersome attraction was totally out of keeping with the Niagara ambience, but Barnett persisted.
20. But the procedures for establishing relief are cumbersome and have given rise to delays in settling a Name's tax liability.
21. Moreover, the deportation process is cumbersome and designed to protect immigrants' rights.
22. I know I am not flattering, so I did not who is cumbersome.
23. Seen as potential rivals to his Dalek creations, Terry Nation's Mechonoids proved too cumbersome to move easily around the studios.
24. I used to have one of those old sewing machines, but it was too cumbersome.
25. They saw that our business was suffering because our plant's manufacturing capability was by its nature inflexible, cumbersome and slow.
26. But at least Hayling was free to follow the dictates of his large and sometimes cumbersome political conscience.
27. The proposals surfaced after Congress decided to explore ways to overhaul the cumbersome federal tax system.
28. We were surprised to find the saw so easy to control, as it seemed rather cumbersome at first.
29. Thus women who would never have considered donning this cumbersome apparel quickly saw that the chador conferred a kind of protection.
30. These kinds of hi-how-are-yous can be terribly coy and cumbersome, so I thought it best to cut tothe chase.
More similar words: number, a number of, any number of, to the number of, a large number of, membership, timber, member, chamber, person, remember, limber up, ever so, in person, personal, some, personally, personnel, personable, someone, handsome, sometime, somewhat, somewhere, the first person, sometimes, something, personification, something of, to some extent.