cumbersome cumbersome  /ˈkəm bər səm/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
  2. (adj) not elegant or graceful in expression

Usage(s):

  1. Elizabeth Diller, 54, and Ricardo Scofidio, 74, once described architecture as slow and cumbersome.
  2. But they are also more cumbersome to use than multi-purpose solution, which simply involves a rinse.
  3. Mario TamaGetty AIG is turning out to be the most cumbersome and embarrassing of the government's neighborhood improvement projects.

News

  1. PRINCETON: School board concerned by computer use law

    Princeton school board President Timothy Quinn this week criticized an âunwieldyâ state law that he says will put a âcumbersomeâ burden on the district to get a signed permission slip from parents anytime students use a district computer.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

  2. Dr. Joseph Murray, Cosmetic Dentist in Atlanta, GA Introduces Dental Implants for Smile Restoration

    Dr. Joseph Murray recently introduced cosmetic dental implants at his Atlanta, GA practice for patients who have damaged, broken, or missing teeth. With this new procedure, patients no longer have to rely on dentures or cumbersome bridges to overcome the aesthetic and functional problems with missing teeth. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. A Wrist Worn Blood Pressure Monitor That Doesn't Squeeze Like a Python

    Most of us have our blood pressure checked whenever we visit the doctor for a physical, but high blood pressure—aka hypertension—can lead to serious medical conditions like a stroke or a heart attacks if left for too long. So a company called STBL Medical Research AG is adapting a pressure-sensitive fiber into a continuous blood pressure monitoring watch that will replace the cumbersome ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

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Quotes

  1. "As a result, what was a fragmented, cumbersome process can be a coordinated effort which more quickly helps able homeowners," Paulson said.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It held my attention, kept me turning pages, and reminded me how much fun it could be to read," Brown writes. "The simplicity of the prose and the efficiency of the story line was less cumbersome than the dense novels of my schooldays, and I...
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: Dan Brown Source: USA Today

  3. Assistant Senate Majority Whip Sheldon Killpack, a Republican, said: "If the constitution changes every time another holiday is created, it is cumbersome. It isn't simply a matter of approving it on the Hill, it has to go to the people."
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Sheldon Killpack Source: USA Today

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