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1. Difficult to handle because of weight or bulk: tried to lug the cumbersome luggage up the stairs.
2. Difficult to use or deal with: cumbersome instructions; a cumbersome name; a cumbersome registration process.

cum′ber·some·ly adv.


adv move, writeschwerfällig; phrased alsoumständlich; dressedhinderlich
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Previously they were both part of the multi-legged and cumbersomely named Tim and Sam's the Tim and Sam Band with Tim and Sam.
He succeeded again on Monday, when he cumbersomely attempted to clamber aboard the bandwagon of British sporting success.
22) At the same time, part of the purpose of Vasari's cumbersomely autobiographical narrative of this late moment in Michelangelo's career was his attempt to lure him to abandon the purgatory of the Fabbrica, for what Vasari presented as a paradisiacal situation awaiting him in Duke Cosimo's Florence.
The result is an impressively, and at times cumbersomely, thorough survey of the Latin America that has risen from the ashes of neoliberalism.
The other major legal context in which divine emblems were used--the cumbersomely named "rental of the journey of the weapon of Samas"--was in the collection of in-kind revenues from rural communities.
By the time the harvesters turn cumbersomely into a roadside field, to go and harvest stuff, I imagine, I'm seriously behind time and concerned, as ever, that the hectic pace set by the British racing calendar will have left me lagging.
This small person in the heavy dress had to be hoisted into the cumbersomely ornate gilt state coach, on which painted nymphs and cherubs frolicked across the roof and peeped in the windows.
Some courts have found that the use of "lengthy, complex, and cumbersomely written applications, conditional receipts, riders, and policies" actually forces the insurance consumer to rely upon the oral representations of an insurance agent.
Perhaps this would have been clearer had l called Pieris, more cumbersomely, an "unremark-upon-able hybrid.
His direct running discomforted the home defence though the cumbersomely effective Bas Savage caused similar problems at the other end and neither rearguard looked secure.
If, as I suggest, the poem leaves readers unsure of whether or not to repeat the poet-narrator's gestures and sentiments, it is hardly a coincidence that the conclusion of the poem should focus attention on the question of repetition through the employment of two rhetorical schemes, especially if the second (polyptoton) consists of circling, in this case, somewhat cumbersomely, around a root.
The Germans, on the other hand, now generally refer to us formally and cumbersomely as Die Tschechische Republik (the Czech Republic) because German officials found themselves using Tschechei (a derogatory term from World War II) instead of the more dignified and politically correct term Tschechien (which is the equivalent to Czechia in English).