Definition of lumbersome in English:



  • Bulky and awkward to handle or use.

    ‘my body was lumbersome and sluggish and it slowed me down’
    • ‘Soon he heard the door of the cab closed and the voice of the coachman, followed by the rumbling of the lumbersome vehicle as it shook the windowpanes.’
    • ‘It is a lumbersome car that had poor handling and tight steering that makes it almost impossible to parallel park.’
    unwieldy, unmanageable, awkward, clumsy, ungainly, inconvenient, incommodious
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