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unwieldy

or un路wield路ly

[ uhn-weel-dee ]
/ 蕦n藞wil di /
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adjective, un路wield路i路er, un路wield路i路est.
not wieldy; wielded with difficulty; not readily handled or managed in use or action, as from size, shape, or weight; awkward; ungainly.
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Origin of unwieldy

First recorded in 1350鈥1400, unwieldy is from the Middle English word unweldy.See un-1, wieldy

OTHER WORDS FROM unwieldy

un路wield路i路ly, adverbun路wield路i路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwieldy

unwieldy

unwieldly

/ (蕦n藞wi藧ld瑟) /

adjective
too heavy, large, or awkwardly shaped to be easily handled
ungainly; clumsy

Derived forms of unwieldy

unwieldily or unwieldlily, adverbunwieldiness or unwieldliness, noun
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