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un·wield·y

 (ŭn-wēl′dē)
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.

unwieldy

(ʌnˈwiːldɪ) or

unwieldly

adj
1. too heavy, large, or awkwardly shaped to be easily handled
2. ungainly; clumsy
unˈwieldily, unˈwieldlily adv
unˈwieldiness, unˈwieldliness n

un•wield•y

(ʌnˈwil di)

adj. , -wield•i•er, -wield•i•est.
wielded with difficulty; not readily handled or managed in use or action, as from size, shape, or weight.
[1350–1400]
un•wield′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unwieldy - 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"
wieldy - easy to handle or use or manage; "a large but wieldy book"
2.unwieldy - difficult to work or manipulate; "unwieldy rules and regulations"
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
3.unwieldy - lacking grace in movement or postureunwieldy - 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"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"

unwieldy

adjective
1. bulky, massive, hefty, clumsy, weighty, ponderous, ungainly, clunky (informal) They came panting up to his door with their unwieldy baggage.
2. awkward, cumbersome, inconvenient, burdensome, unmanageable, unhandy His firm must contend with the unwieldy Russian bureaucracy.

unwieldy

adjective
Difficult to handle or manage:
Translations
صَعْب الإسْتِعمال لِثِقَلِه
farragós -osa
neskladný
uhåndterlig
fyrirferîarmikill
neparocīgsneveikls
tungvinnuhåndterlig
neskladný
hantaltaşınılması/kullanılması zor

unwieldy

[ʌnˈwiːldɪ] ADJ
1. (= difficult to handle) [object] → difícil de manejar
2. (= difficult to manage) [system, structure, bureaucracy] → rígido

unwieldy

[ʌnˈwiːldi] adj
[object] → difficile à manier
[system, bureaucracy] → complexe

unwieldy

adj
toolunhandlich; object alsosperrig; (= clumsy) bodyschwerfällig, unbeholfen
(= over-complex) system, bureaucracyschwerfällig; namekompliziert

unwieldy

[ʌnˈwiːldɪ] adjpoco maneggevole

unwieldy

(anˈwiːldi) adjective
large and awkward to carry or manage. A piano is an unwieldy thing to move.
unˈwieldiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldly coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
The Professor, as I remembered him, had an elephantine sense of humour capable of the most clumsy and unwieldly gambollings.
Eventually Tottenham ran out easy winners as Fernando Llorente hit a hat-trick in 13 minutes, but not before the unwieldly reviews had ruined it for fans in the stadium.
With an unwieldly hardback of his complete works in hand and spectacles perched on his nose, he gazes wistfully upon the world's stage.
5-pound M28 on an M16 must have been an unwieldly arrangement.
12) This makes for a plethora of unwieldly public school finance equations (13) as well as "a lack of accountability," (14) culminating in a convoluted division of responsibility for schools' underfunding.
This proposal is a workable alternative to the options currently on the table and delivers farmer-led solutions that bring environmental benefits - something that all parties share a vested interest in achieving" Mr James added: "An alternative approach, rather than an unwieldly EU directive, will enable us to develop, grow and realise NFU Cymru's vision of a productive, progressive and profitable industry that will deliver jobs, growth and investment for Wales, and we have extended an offer to the Cabinet Secretary to join us on a visit to farms in west Wales to see the benefits of this approach for herself.
With an increasingly fractured, complicated and nuanced geopolitical landscape nuclear weapons are an unwieldly and obsolete defence tool with scant strategic purpose.
With IMM eSign, the credit union also reduced traditional transaction completion and lag times by automating many of its unwieldly paper-based business processes.
In addition to protecting your customers from frostbite, theyre lightweight so they dont need to carry around bulky, unwieldly gloves everywhere they go.
6), and '[rely] on unwieldly acronyms' (BOSTES, 2016, 'Paper 1: Section III,' 2-3).