unwieldy


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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 ?
So that big steamer, dying by a sudden stroke, drifted, an unwieldy corpse, away from the track of other ships.
The unwieldy crowd which had entered the Medical School nearly two years before had thinned out: some had left the hospital, finding the examinations more difficult to pass than they expected, some had been taken away by parents who had not foreseen the expense of life in London, and some had drifted away to other callings.
Other motes there were which showed him as a heavy, selfish, drifting Booby, who, having stumbled, in the course of his unwieldy jostlings against other men, on the discovery that to get through life with ease and credit, he had but to hold his tongue, keep the bald part of his head well polished, and leave his hair alone, had had just cunning enough to seize the idea and stick to it.
This, she felt, would solve the question of transportation to the sea could she but launch the huge, unwieldy craft.
Did man, after his first inroad into South America, destroy, as has been suggested, the unwieldy Megatherium and the other Edentata?
It was all that the girl could do to keep herself in the saddle, yet a slip would mean a terrible death under the hoofs of the unwieldy and terrified animals.
I got on board the ship as before, and prepared a second raft; and, having had experience of the first, I neither made this so unwieldy, nor loaded it so hard, but yet I brought away several things very useful to me; as first, in the carpenters stores I found two or three bags full of nails and spikes, a great screw- jack, a dozen or two of hatchets, and, above all, that most useful thing called a grindstone.
The telephone arrived in time to prevent big corporations from being unwieldy and aristocratic.
But at last he managed to stagger out on the bank and deposit his unwieldy load.
They were unwieldy things for a lone girl to handle, but there was no other way and she must cross the river.
Sometimes these unwieldy animals were seen moving in long procession across the silent landscape; at other times they were scattered about, singly or in groups, on the broad, enameled prairies and green acclivities, some cropping the rich pasturage, others reclining amidst the flowery herbage; the whole scene realizing in a manner the old Scriptural descriptions of the vast pastoral countries of the Orient, with "cattle upon a thousand hills.
But, as I have already observed, your jesters, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, are fat, round, and unwieldy -- so that it was no small source of self-gratulation with our king that, in Hop-Frog (this was the fool's name), he possessed a triplicate treasure in one person.