Meaning of lumbersome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌmbəs(ə)m/


  • Bulky and awkward to handle or use.

    ‘my body was lumbersome and sluggish and it slowed me down’
    • ‘It is a lumbersome car that had poor handling and tight steering that makes it almost impossible to parallel park.’
    • ‘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.’
    unwieldy, unmanageable, awkward, clumsy, ungainly, inconvenient, incommodious