bulk´i|ness

bulk´i|ness
bulk|y «BUHL kee», adjective, bulk|i|er, bulk|i|est.
1. taking up much space; large: »

Bulky shipments are often sent in freight cars.

SYNONYM(S): massive, ponderous.
2. hard to handle; clumsy: »

She dropped the bulky package of curtain rods twice.

SYNONYM(S): unwieldy.
bulk´i|ly, adverb.
bulk´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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