Unwieldy meaning

ŭn-wēldē
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The definition of unwieldy is awkward or difficult to deal with, especially because something is large or heavy.

An example of something unwieldy is a wheelbarrow that has been filled too full with dirt.

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Hard to wield, manage, handle, or deal with, as because of large size or weight, or awkward form.
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Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.

An unwieldy parcel; an unwieldy bureaucracy.

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Awkward; clumsy.
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Badly managed or operated.
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Origin of unwieldy

  • From Middle English unweldi, equivalent to un- +"Ž wieldy. Cognate with Middle Low German unweldich (“unwieldy").

    From Wiktionary