Definitions for unwieldyʌnˈwil di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•wield•yʌnˈwil di(adj.)-wield•i•er, -wield•i•est.

  1. wielded with difficulty; not readily handled or managed in use or action, as from size, shape, or weight.

Origin of unwieldy:

1350–1400

un•wield′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageable(adj)

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

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

  2. unwieldy(adj)

    difficult to work or manipulate

    "unwieldy rules and regulations"

  3. gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy(adj)

    lacking grace in movement or posture

    "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

Wiktionary

  1. unwieldy(Adjective)

    lacking strength; weak

  2. unwieldy(Adjective)

    ungraceful in movement

  3. unwieldy(Adjective)

    difficult to carry, manage or operate because of its size, weight or shape or complexity

  4. unwieldy(Adjective)

    badly managed or operated

  5. Origin: From unweldi, equivalent to . Cognate with unweldich.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unwieldy(adj)

    not easily wielded or carried; unmanageable; bulky; ponderous


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

unwieldy(adjective)

large and awkward to carry or manage

A piano is an unwieldy thing to move.

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