HyperDic: unwieldy

English > 3 senses of the word unwieldy:
ADJECTIVEallunwieldy, unmanageabledifficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
allunwieldydifficult to work or manipulate
allunwieldy, gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainlylacking grace in movement or posture
unwieldy > pronunciation
Soundsahnwiy'ldiy
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English > unwieldy: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDifficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape.
Examples
  • "we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter"
  • "almost dropped the unwieldy parcel"
Synonymunmanageable
Narrowerawkward, bunglesome, clumsy, ungainlyDifficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
cumbersome, cumbrousDifficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
OppositewieldyEasy to handle or use or manage
Spanishfarragoso
Catalanfarragós
Nounsunwieldinesstrouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
English > unwieldy: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningDifficult to work or manipulate.
Example"unwieldy rules and regulations"
Broaderimpracticalnot practical
Nounsunwieldinessthe quality of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity
English > unwieldy: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking grace in movement or posture.
Example "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"
Synonymsgawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly
Broaderawkwardlacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
Spanishdesgarbado, desmañado, insignificante, patoso, torpe
Catalandesmanyotat, feixuc, maldestre, matusser

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