unhandy


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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.

unhandy

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

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:
Translations

unhandy

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

unhandy

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References in classic literature ?
And all my wandering and mountain-climbing: a necessity was it merely, and a makeshift of the unhandy one:--to FLY only, wanteth mine entire will, to fly into THEE!
In all unhandy places there were buckets, brooms, rags and bottles.
And although they are dexterous enough upon a piece of paper, in the management of the rule, the pencil, and the divider, yet in the common actions and behaviour of life, I have not seen a more clumsy, awkward, and unhandy people, nor so slow and perplexed in their conceptions upon all other subjects, except those of mathematics and music.
Ye can apollygise to riff-raff of the streets for settin' yer unhandy feet on the tails of their frocks, but ye'd walk on the neck of yer wife the length of a clothes-line without so much as a 'Kiss me fut,' and I'm sure it's that long from rubberin' out the windy for ye and the victuals cold such as there's money to buy after drinkin' up yer wages at Gallegher's every Saturday evenin', and the gas man here twice to-day for his.
I am an extremely unhandy man(my schooling was over before the days of Slojd); but most of the requirements of a raft I met at last in some clumsy, circuitous way or other, and this time I took care of the strength.
For an hour the unhandy pen toiled over the paper, and where sentiment rose to more than normal tide-level, Bobby Wick stuck out his tongue and breathed heavily.
I came into a kind of league with these two by the help of my governess, and they carried me out into three or four adventures, where I rather saw them commit some coarse and unhandy robberies, in which nothing but a great stock of impudence on their side, and gross negligence on the people's side who were robbed, could have made them successful.
As to the carpenters, I scarce need mention how useful they were; for they took to pieces all my clumsy, unhandy things, and made clever convenient tables, stools, bedsteads, cupboards, lockers, shelves, and everything they wanted of that kind.
If you're as unhandy as I am and you happen to acquire a Patriot without instructions, make sure you take a close look before you take apart the bolt.
A rural Minnesota man wasn't happy with the fit of his suspenders, or with the metal clips that seemed to always unclip at the most unhandy times.
Weapons of bone, Unhandy and blunt, they brandish in their clumsy grips.
You don't know how unhandy it is to get water from the spring, Uriah.