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adj. wield·i·er, wield·i·est
Easily wielded or managed.
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adj, wieldier or wieldiest
easily handled, used, or managed
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(ˈwil di)

adj. wield•i•er, wield•i•est.
readily wielded or managed, as in use or action.
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- Means "easily controlled or handled," and once meant "agile, nimble."
See also related terms for nimble.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wieldy - easy to handle or use or managewieldy - easy to handle or use or manage; "a large but wieldy book"
unmanageable, 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"
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