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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. Wendy Sherman:

    That skill set came in handy, you have to see all the parts in front of you. You really learn how to understand people.

  2. W. C. Fields:

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

  3. Groucho Marx:

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

  4. onlineibusiness:

    10 QUESTIONS SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD ASK WHEN HIRING AN IT SERVICE PROVIDER Based on the premise that small- and medium-sized businesses oftentimes lack specific criteria to go by when seeking to hire an IT services provider for their every day Information Technology needs, the following list is a handy cheat sheet that addresses 10 main questions businesses should ask a potential IT service providers when seeking and comparing IT services:

  5. Kristine Arthur:

    I find that for anyone who has to take pills more than once a day, using a pill box is really handy and it can be very efficient.


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