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Synonyms for handy
ˈhæn dihandy

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  1. handyadjective

    Nearby, within reach.

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

    Synonyms:
    at hand

  2. handyadjective

    dexterous, skilful

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

    Synonyms:
    crafty

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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. handy

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handyadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    maladroit, inconvenient, unaccessible, inaccessible

  2. handy, ready to hand(p)adjective

    easy to reach

    "found a handy spot for the can opener"

    Antonyms:
    inaccessible, maladroit, inconvenient, unaccessible

  3. handyadjective

    easy to use

    "a handy gadget"

    Synonyms:
    ready to hand(p)

    Antonyms:
    inconvenient, unaccessible, maladroit, inaccessible

  4. handyadjective

    skillful with the hands

    "handy with an axe"

    Synonyms:
    ready to hand(p)

    Antonyms:
    inconvenient, maladroit, inaccessible, unaccessible

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. handyadjective

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

  2. handyadjective

    Synonyms:
    convenient, near, at hand, close at hand

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. handyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dexterous, adroit, ready, convenient

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "handy":

    useful, practice, practical, helpful, convenient

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How to use handy in a sentence?

  1. Daily Star:

    FREE Do whatever the hell you want and sod everybody else mask, wear this handy Dom face covering and you'll get away with murder.

  2. Douglas Emhoff:

    She spends days thinking about the menu, grinding her own pepper, driving all over town just to find that one ingredient that we need, i've gotten pretty handy in the kitchen as her sous-chef.

  3. W.C. Fields:

    I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

  4. Army Veteran Allen Abshire:

    I would have tried to do it myself cause I’m pretty handy, but I know I couldn’t have done all this.

  5. Martin Lee:

    This is an ancient, colonial set of regulations, and Christopher Cheung don't use them unless Christopher Cheung can't legislate anymore. Once Christopher Cheung start, there's no end to it. She could even invoke Article 23 under this, that gives her justification - I need more police powers, I need more draconian laws - it's so handy. She is completely destroying the rule of law. Only the government can really harm the rule of law, citizens can not.

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