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unwieldy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word unwieldy

(adj) difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
Synonyms : unmanageable
Example Sentence
  • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
  • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel

(adj) difficult to work or manipulate
Example Sentence
  • unwieldy rules and regulations

(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
Synonyms : clumsy , clunky , gawky , ungainly
Example Sentence
  • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
  • clumsy fingers
  • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwieldy

un+wieldy...WIELD(y) rhymes with WELD...that which can be WELDED is easily changeable or MANAGEABLE. so WIELDY is EASILY MANAGEABLE. and unwieldy is the opposite
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by nikki123

un-yeildy = not yeilding = unmanagable
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by friendofafriend

u might want to UNload those unmanageable groceries w/ a WIEL-(wheel)-barrel
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by kayla2010

un+wieldy(yeild,field) ->Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.
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by sansecretcp

Unwieldy and Lumpy, mean something heavy, cumbersome.
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by pushpa_edit

Unwieldy---un+wield(near to wild)+y--anything wild or awkward looking thing is unwieldy.
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by editor2

if iron (suppose a gun) is not welded properly it will look awkward
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by friendofafriend

Anything with a Wheel can be easily moved and managed. Unwieldy ~~ Unwheely - difficult to manage
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by lexiconner

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