Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • So, it's a blend of clumsy and cumbersome? Maybe the sound symbolism of clump as well, alluding to an innumerate number of weighty difficulties.

    May 12, 2015

  • clumbersome

    adjective | clum•ber•some | \'klǝm-bǝr-sǝm\

    :hard to handle or manage because of size or weight

    :complicated and hard to do

    :long and difficult to read, say, etc.

    Examples

    Equating an examination is easy; explaining it to a physician is clumbersome.

    Getting the PowerPoint presentation slides in the right order is clumbersome and time-consuming.

    May 12, 2015