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Synonyms for handy
ˈhæn dihandy

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handy

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handyadjective

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

  2. handyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. handyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dexterous, adroit, ready, convenient

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "handy":

    useful, practice, practical, helpful, convenient

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7350accomplished
#7421skilled
#8742apt
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#16593proficient
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#22418manageable
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#53158deft
#70664adroit
#122314dexterous

How to use handy in a sentence?

  1. Groucho Marx:

    Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.

  2. Howard Means:

    Terry Norman is in a sense the second gunman on the grassy knoll ... He's been kind of a handy bogeyman or a red herring.

  3. Heidi Carrico:

    If I see the offer has a bunch of water, toilet paper, handy wipes, I don't accept it because customers are rating people low because they can't get items that were out of stock or are limited supply.

  4. W. C. Fields:

    I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake--which I also keep handy.

  5. Ruzica Barbaric:

    It will come in handy, I have a small pension. But if I got billions, it could not pay for what we went through, the law and the compensation are worth nothing if the perpetrators continue to walk free. I want them to answer for their crimes, to say why they came to Vukovar to kill and rape.


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