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Synonyms for handy
ˈhæn di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy(adj)

    United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)

    maladroit, inconvenient, unaccessible, inaccessible

  2. handy, ready to hand(p)(adj)

    easy to reach

    "found a handy spot for the can opener"

    inaccessible, maladroit, inconvenient, unaccessible

  3. handy(adj)

    easy to use

    "a handy gadget"

    ready to hand(p)

    inconvenient, unaccessible, maladroit, inaccessible

  4. handy(adj)

    skillful with the hands

    "handy with an axe"

    ready to hand(p)

    inconvenient, maladroit, inaccessible, unaccessible


  1. handy(adjective)

    Nearby, within reach.

    You wouldn’t have a screwdriver handy, would you?

    at hand

  2. handy(adjective)

    dexterous, skilful

    She's very handy - she made all her own kitchen cupboards.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handy

    Skilful signifies possessing and using readily practical knowledge and ability, having alert and well-trained faculties with reference to a given work. One is adept in that for which he has a natural gift improved by practise; he is expert in that of which training, experience, and study have given him a thorough mastery; he is dexterous in that which he can do effectively, with or without training, especially in work of the hand or bodily activities. In the case of the noun, "an expert" denotes one who is "experienced" in the fullest sense, a master of his branch of knowledge. A skilled workman is one who has thoroughly learned his trade, though he may be naturally quite dull; a skilful workman has some natural brightness, ability, and power of adaptation, in addition to his acquired knowledge and dexterity. Compare CLEVER; DEXTERITY; POWER.

    accomplished, adept, adroit, apt, clever, deft, dexterous, expert, happy, ingenious, practised, proficient, skilful, skilled, trained

    awkward, bungling, clumsy, helpless, inexpert, maladroit, shiftless, unhandy, unskilled, untaught, untrained

    Skilful at or in a work, with a pen or tool of any kind.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handy

    near, convenient, useful, helpful, manageable, dexterous, ready, expert

    remote, inconvenient, awkward, useless, cumbrous, unwieldy, unhandy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. handy(a.)

    dexterous, adroit, ready, expert, skilful, skilled, clever

  2. handy(a.)

    convenient, near, at hand, close at hand

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    useful, practice, practical, helpful, convenient

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  • полезенBulgarian
  • pràctic, a màCatalan, Valencian
  • po ruce, praktický, šikovný, užitečnýCzech
  • handlich, anstellig, praktisch, zur Hand, in Reichweite, griffbereitGerman
  • hábil, diestro, cerca, a mano, prácticoSpanish
  • در دسترس, سودمند, ماهرPersian
  • [[käsi#Finnish, kätevä, taitavaFinnish
  • commode, à portée de main, pratiqueFrench
  • sástaIrish
  • deas, goireasach, tapaidhScottish Gaelic
  • kéznélHungarian
  • utile, commodeInterlingua
  • bergunaIndonesian
  • pratico, utile, comodoItalian
  • 능숙한Korean
  • utilisLatin
  • bij de hand, handig, binnen handbereikDutch
  • podręczny, wygodny, dogodnyPolish
  • à mão, útil, fácil, práticoPortuguese
  • поле́зный, практи́чный, удо́бный, иску́сный, рука, портати́вный, кста́ти, уме́лый, ло́вкийRussian
  • практичан, nadomak, спретан, приручанSerbo-Croatian

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