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Synonyms for unwieldy
ʌnˈwil di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageable(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clunky, difficult, uncorrectable, ungainly, gawky, unmanageable, uncontrollable, clumsy

    Antonyms:
    wieldy, practical, graceful

  2. unwieldy(adj)

    difficult to work or manipulate

    "unwieldy rules and regulations"

    Synonyms:
    gawky, clunky, unmanageable, clumsy, ungainly

    Antonyms:
    practical, wieldy, graceful

  3. gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldy(adj)

    lacking grace in movement or posture

    "a gawky lad with long ungainly legs"; "clumsy fingers"; "what an ungainly creature a giraffe is"; "heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair"

    Synonyms:
    incompetent, fumbling, inept, unmanageable, gawky, ill-chosen, bungling, inapt, ungainly, cumbersome, awkward, clunky, clumsy, bunglesome

    Antonyms:
    wieldy, practical, graceful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwieldy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unmanageable (from size or weight), ponderous, bulky, weighty, heavy, clumsy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwieldy(a)

    Synonyms:
    ponderous, cumbersome, clumsy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cumbersome, impractical, heavy, heavy-handed, rigid, ponderous, inflexible

How to pronounce unwieldy?

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Daniel
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How to say unwieldy in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#1928difficult
#2145heavy
#11182rigid
#17452awkward
#24911incompetent
#27419cumbersome
#28776clumsy
#29729impractical
#40751uncontrollable
#41493inept
#42074inflexible
#57710fumbling
#58332clunky
#58750unwieldy
#64747unmanageable
#78731ponderous
#108120bungling
#121797ungainly
#197054gawky
#212583uncorrectable
#291589inapt

How to use unwieldy in a sentence?

  1. Les Funtleyder:

    It is true that these larger companies are a little unwieldy to manage.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.


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