• WordNet 3.6
    • n cumbersomeness trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cumbersomeness The quality of being cumbersome or troublesome.
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In literature:

The State uniform of the Thetian Guards was cumbersome, and the day was hot.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The act contains twenty-four sections, but is by no means cumbersome.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
He was worse than helpless; he was in a cumbersome prison, all power of quick movement gone.
"The Bluff of the Hawk" by Anthony Gilmore
His own ship, cumbersome and unwieldy, as they always were, was slow in answering the helm.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
These big, cumbersome sea animals, once they get headed down and started, can disappear with remarkable rapidity.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
They were very new and modern then, although they certainly appear cumbersome by comparison with the devices of to-day.
"Vampires of Space" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
Dancing seized the cumbersome chest and dragged it out of danger.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
The horses on the great cumbersome craft were snorting with terror.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Norman found that while cumbersome their oxygen supply was unfailing.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
He took the wheel again and brought the cumbersome craft slowly into the wind.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various

In poetry:

The glorious gospel is (in brief)
A sov'reign word of sweet relief;
Not clogg'd with cumbersome commands,
To bind the soul's receiving hands.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Youth enters yearningly,
Passionate, burningly,
Leaving both meadow and moorland behind,
Out of their number some
Crooked and cumbersome,
Cast back their glances and shriek with the Wind
"The Voice At The Cross-Roads" by R S Ward
Christ must rescue our souls from the pow'r of the Fiend,
Who in a dark dungeon still keeps us confin'd,
Fast bound, hand and foot, with sin's cumbersome chain;
Or we in the Valley of Death must remain.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

New articles not entirely up-to-date, the page layout is cumbersome.
We often think of the FAA as a cumbersome organization that usually–but not always–gets the job done, often in its own sweet time.
That means no down time, no heavy lifting and no cumbersome parts or cartridges to keep track of.
Grocery shopping just got a lot less cumbersome, with the introduction of Peapod .com's virtual grocery stores at commuter rail stations in a number of major US cities.
Companies are resisting performing regular security assessments because it's too hard, too cumbersome or just plain too scary to really know what they are at risk for.
"I only recently noticed that the first half of the album is about sex, and the second half about drugs," giggles Kip Berman, lead singer of Brooklyn's cumbersomely named The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
You have written about layering strapless dresses over T-shirts, but this sounds a bit cumbersome.
I compare that to the unimaginative , cumbersome looking building being considered for the Daily Camera's old site.
"In so many organizations, gathering the necessary information and obtaining clear visibility of a risk profile can be a cumbersome and costly undertaking," said Mr M Wahid Sutopo, Director of Investment Planning and Risk Management, PT.
The FBI is working to build an automated system to track its National Security Letter wiretap cases in a bid to eliminate cumbersome and error-prone manual entry of data about the eavesdropping projects.
If you've realized the value of external references in the past but found them cumbersome (not to mention confusing), you'll love the modifications.
While some of the language is cumbersome, Andrew Zolli's book is a good place to start to understand the global economy.
As a rule, Range Rover 's driving dynamics are a little slow and cumbersome.
Officers use a PIT Maneuver to halt the cumbersome vehicle.
The latest release by SpringCM brings affordable alternatives to traditionally cumbersome and expensive content management systems.

In science:

In fact non-local models have been preferred because they provide a more natural explanation of the anomalous π0 → γ γ decay rate , but the calculations are cumbersome.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
Due to the varying word length, the details of this argument become more cumbersome, which is our reason for including them here.
Localization for Discrete One Dimensional Random Word Models
The multi-group description makes the calculations cumbersome but doesn’t change the conclusion qualitatively. We analyze the system of nonlinear differential equations Eqs. (1) and (2) in one-group approximation for delayed neutrons.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
The second and higher approximations are much more cumbersome, but their construction is not a significant problem.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
The method, however, was cumbersome – no one did calculations for more than six particles in the final state – and was in violent disagreement with experiment at the quantitative level .
Inferences from Bose-Einstein correlations in multiple particle production processes