An example of something unwieldy is a wheelbarrow that has been filled too full with dirt.
- hard to wield, manage, handle, or deal with, as because of large size or weight, or awkward form
- Now Rare awkward; clumsy
- Difficult to carry or handle because of size, shape, or weight: an unwieldy parcel.
- Hindering progress because of complexity; hard to manage or deal with: an unwieldy bureaucracy.
(comparative unwieldier, superlative unwieldiest)
From Middle English unweldi, equivalent to un- +"Ž wieldy. Cognate with Middle Low German unweldich (“unwieldy").