- Not -erous.
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Cumbrous — Cum brous (k?m br?s), a. 1. Rendering action or motion difficult or toilsome; serving to obstruct or hinder; burdensome; clogging. [1913 Webster] He sunk beneath the cumbrous weight. Swift. [1913 Webster] That cumbrousand unwieldy style which… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cumbrous — index oppressive, ponderous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
cumbrous — (adj.) late 14c., cumbersome, troublesome, clumsy, unwieldy, from CUMBER (Cf. cumber) + OUS (Cf. ous) … Etymology dictionary
cumbrous — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ cumbersome … English terms dictionary
cumbrous — [kum′brəs] adj. CUMBERSOME cumbrously adv. cumbrousness n … English World dictionary
cumbrous — cumbersome, cumbrous ponderous, *heavy, weighty, hefty Analogous words: burdensome, *onerous: *awkward, clumsy: *irksome, wearisome, tiresome Contrasted words: compact, *close: * … New Dictionary of Synonyms
cumbrous — adjective Date: 15th century cumbersome Synonyms: see heavy • cumbrously adverb • cumbrousness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
cumbrous — cumbrously, adv. cumbrousness, n. /kum breuhs/, adj. cumbersome. [1325 75; ME cumberous. See CUMBER, OUS] * * * … Universalium
cumbrous — adjective /ˈkʌmbɹəs/ Unwieldy because of its weight; cumbersome … Wiktionary
cumbrous — Synonyms and related words: Latinate, awkward, bombastic, bulky, burdensome, clogging, clumsy, cramped, cumbersome, elephantine, encumbering, forced, formal, guinde, halting, hampering, heavy, hindering, hulking, hulky, impedimental, impeding,… … Moby Thesaurus
cumbrous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Unwieldy or clumsy, especially due to excess weight: cumbersome, heavy, lumpish, lumpy, ponderous. See EASY, HEAVY … English dictionary for students