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adj. un·wield·i·er, un·wield·i·est
1. Difficult to carry or handle because of size, shape, or weight: an unwieldy parcel.
2. Hindering progress because of complexity; hard to manage or deal with: an unwieldy bureaucracy.

un·wield′i·ly adv.
un·wield′i·ness n.
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Noun1.unwieldiness - the quality of being difficult to direct or control by reason of complexity; "avoiding the unwieldiness of formal legal processes"; "the onset of unwieldiness and bureaucracy in large organizations"
troublesomeness, worriment, inconvenience - a difficulty that causes anxiety
2.unwieldiness - trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shapeunwieldiness - trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape; "the movers cursed the unwieldiness of the big piano"
troublesomeness, worriment, inconvenience - a difficulty that causes anxiety
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(anˈwiːldi) adjective
large and awkward to carry or manage. A piano is an unwieldy thing to move.
unˈwieldiness noun
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