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- 1. cumbersome, cumbrous, unwieldy (vs. wieldy), unmanageable
- usage: difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"
- 2. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, inapt, inept, ill-chosen, infelicitous (vs. felicitous)
- usage: 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?"
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