- not skillful in manual work: He's unhandy when it comes to fixing things around the house.
- inconveniently placed or arranged.
- difficult to handle or use, as tools or objects.
Origin of unhandy
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Related Words for unhandyinefficient, incapable, inadequate, inept, unskilled, ineffectual, useless, unqualified, helpless, amateurish, inexperienced, troublesome, embarrassing, awkward, unwieldy, disturbing, cumbersome, annoying, tiresome, difficult
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Historical Examples of unhandy
The ship, like all Spanish ships, was unhandy and a poor sailor.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
She was heavy, clumsy, unhandy—but that does not quite explain that power for mischief she had.A Set of Six
There are other Dwarfs, but they are as unhandy as they are misshapen.The Children of Odin
It was the decision that the two frigates were unhandy for cruising inshore.Blackbeard: Buccaneer
Ralph D. Paine
They are also unhandy in directing the flame on parts of the work.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
- not skilful with one's hands; clumsy; awkward