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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cum·ber·some /ˈkʌmbɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 cum·ber·some a.
 1. Burdensome or hindering, as a weight or drag; embarrassing; vexatious; cumbrous.
    To perform a cumbersome obedience.   --Sir. P. Sidney.
 2. Not easily managed; as, a cumbersome contrivance or machine.
    He holds them in utter contempt, as lumbering, cumbersome, circuitous.   --I. Taylor.
 -- Cum*ber*some*ly, adv. -- Cum*ber*some*ness,n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: difficult to handle or use especially because of size or
             weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous
             protective clothing" [syn: cumbrous]
      2: not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose
         style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing
         style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept
         than to repeat it now?" [syn: awkward, clumsy, inapt,
          inept, ill-chosen]