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synonyms for cumbrous

  • awkward
  • bulky
  • clumsy
  • heavy
  • hefty
  • ungainly
  • unmanageable
  • unwieldy
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How to use cumbrous in a sentence

They were resting on their cumbrous belongings, strange groups, unkempt and half dressed.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
May not the construction be better taken as a simple, though to our ears cumbrous, inversion of, So I heard them not?
THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
The drawer shuffled to the other windows and opened the shutters with a cumbrous slipping of bolts.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
Its forms are too cumbrous for regularly recurring expressions, subjected at once to the laws of metre and rhyme.
THE INDIAN IN HIS WIGWAMHENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT
Here and there about the yard, also, stand cumbrous cribs for fodder, at which two cows can feed at once.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
The papers in the Aberdeen Magazine were not all of the sombre cumbrous kind.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
At its mouth the Beechers kept their boat, a cumbrous craft, very heavy to row, but safe and suited to carry a family in comfort.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Such a lower jaw could hardly have been otherwise than cumbrous and inconvenient to the quadruped if he lived on land.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
It is, however, somewhat cumbrous to work, and has no special value in regard to the general principles which govern boat-sailing.
THE STORY OF THE "BRITANNIA"E. P. STATHAM
These features greatly detracted from their seaworthiness, and made them unwieldy, cumbrous craft.
HOW BRITANNIA CAME TO RULE THE WAVESW.H.G. KINGSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CUMBROUS

  • awkward
  • beefy
  • big
  • colossal
  • cumbersome
  • cumbrous
  • enormous
  • gross
  • heavy
  • hefty
  • high
  • hulking
  • immense
  • large
  • long
  • mammoth
  • massive
  • ponderous
  • substantial
  • unhandy
  • unmanageable
  • unwieldy
  • voluminous
  • weighty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.