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The phlogistic theory was destroyed by its own cumbersomeness.

He was one of those huge, bottle-shaped boys who are always in motion in spite of their cumbersomeness.

The term, principally owing to its cumbersomeness, is being gradually superseded in modern law by that of “beneficiary.”

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from cumber (v.) + -some (1). Meaning "unwieldy, hard to carry" is from 1590s. Related: Cumbersomely; cumbersomeness.

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