Synonyms for (adjective) cumbersome

Synonyms: inept, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy

Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression

Usage: an awkward prose style; a clumsy apology; his cumbersome writing style; if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

Similar words: infelicitous

Definition: not appropriate in application; defective

Usage: an infelicitous remark; infelicitous phrasing; the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy


Synonyms: cumbersome, cumbrous

Definition: difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

Usage: a cumbersome piece of machinery; cumbrous protective clothing

Similar words: unwieldy, unmanageable

Definition: difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

Usage: we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter; almost dropped the unwieldy parcel