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With rising delays and many more lengthy and expensive trials, victims bemoan how this cumbersome, impersonal system treats them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers have understandably lost patience with the cumbersome and costly justice system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It will show us how difficult and cumbersome the processes of social change can be. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a process that may be cumbersome and difficult if you use high street banks. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Heavy ladders and cumbersome diving boards further deprived them of any charm. The Education of a Gardener (1994)You may end up with an exhaustive model that is too cumbersome for routine use. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Those with laptops and tablets found them considerably more cumbersome to use. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But they were slow and cumbersome to use. Total Customer Service (The Ultimate Weapon) (1990)The inventory system is cumbersome and makes for an awkward experience. The Sun (2016)The second implication is that the appeals procedure is so cumbersome and costly that it can no longer be sustained. Times, Sunday Times (2010)People have been predicting the demise of these often unnecessarily large and cumbersome machines since their first appearance on city streets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But somehow the cumbersome system worked. America Past and Present (1995)But our cumbersome planning system means that the scale of the task has yet to transmit itself into any sense of urgency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It sounds like a recipe for a large, cumbersome bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of them were very cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug. The Sun (2013)Italian justice is often criticised for being slow, cumbersome and inefficient. Times, Sunday Times (2009)While the action is intense and fun, the game has an item management system that feels cumbersome. The Sun (2015)Passage through the city, especially north and south, was difficult and cumbersome. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)There were beautiful fragments, but the whole was cumbersome, heavy and poorly detailed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Copyright protection has always been difficult in India's cumbersome judicial system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)While it's possible to get by without making any special arrangements, doing so is likely to be costly and cumbersome. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bald fact is that the previous Government panicked, listened to the wrong people and set up a cumbersome and oppressive system with little regard for justice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'cumbersome'
British English: cumbersome ADJECTIVE
Something that is cumbersome is large and heavy and therefore difficult to carry, wear, or handle.
Although the machine looks cumbersome, it is actually easy to use.
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