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Synonyms for unwieldy
ʌnˈwil diun·wield·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageableadjective

    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"

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

    wieldy, practical, graceful

  2. unwieldyadjective

    difficult to work or manipulate

    "unwieldy rules and regulations"

    gawky, clunky, unmanageable, clumsy, ungainly

    practical, wieldy, graceful

  3. gawky, clumsy, clunky, ungainly, unwieldyadjective

    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"

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

    wieldy, practical, graceful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unwieldyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unwieldyadjective

    ponderous, cumbersome, clumsy

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  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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