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un·hand·y

 (ŭn-hăn′dē)
adj. un·hand·i·er, un·hand·i·est
1. Difficult to handle or manage; unwieldy.
2. Lacking manual skill or dexterity.

un·hand′i·ly adv.
un·hand′i·ness n.
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unhandy

(ʌnˈhændɪ)
adj
1. not skilful with one's hands; clumsy; awkward
2. inconvenient
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un•hand•y

(ʌnˈhæn di)

adj. -hand•i•er, -hand•i•est.
1. not skillful in manual work; clumsy; inept.
2. inconveniently placed or arranged.
3. difficult to handle or use, as tools or objects.
[1655–65]
un•hand′i•ly, adv.
un•hand′i•ness, n.
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unhandy

adjective
Difficult to handle or manage:
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Translations

unhandy

[ʌnˈhændɪ] ADJ [person] → desmañado; [thing] → incómodo
to be unhandy with sthser desmañado en el manejo de algo
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unhandy

adjunpraktisch
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Much as he had dreaded the importunities of the radicals in his own party, Lincoln finally had to concede that although they were "bitterly hostile" to him personally, and "utterly lawless--the unhandiest devils in the world to deal with .