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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 ?
"Bring oxygen!" The Professor, as I remembered him, had an elephantine sense of humour capable of the most clumsy and unwieldly gambollings.
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.
Still, Perez catches arrows from multiple angles those who blame him for cutting off access to the national stage afforded by debates and those who worry he hasn't done enough to streamline an unwieldly field.
It is easy to update, and doesn't require unwieldly installation and maintenance, saving time and money.
(See Figure 4.) A deal of such size would rapidly become unwieldly and collapse under its own weight on the floor of Congress.
191, 15, as "unwieldly and perplexing to apply in most instances.
Ah but now it cannot be real It's wooden to pine for a deal Now to recap I'll summarize It's unwieldly as makes it unwise This is not averse to a sleight So whatever's left isn't right The underlying gist of theorem ?
Directed by Ingmar Bergman -- whose birth centenary was marked this week -- at 281 minutes long, its unwieldly length presents an intimidating canvas, yet the claustrophobic intimacy of its gaze is unprecedented: The two leads are alone in nearly every scene, many of which play out for more than a half-hour at a time.
As the number of potential e-TOCs increases, it becomes increasingly unwieldly to register and sign up for alerts with multiple publishers.
I don't doubt that the NHS is a laudable institution employing many dedicated people achieving remarkable results and that it is in need of extra funding, but it has morphed into something unwieldly, wasteful and inefficient, before any more money is thrown at this bloated monolith, which appears to be drowning in bureaucracy, I suggest some root and branch reform is called for.
(5) Islamist groups are outmaneuvering and outperforming the massive but unwieldly NU and Muhamadiyyah organizations.