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May 30, 2008
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Thursday, 29th May 2008 : Today's Word is ...


Unwieldy



( Adjective )




Pronunciation : un-weel-dee


Definition:



1. hard to handle because of being large, heavy or awkward

2. too complex or extensive to be manageable

3. difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight or complexity


Etymology:


unknown


Synonyms:


awkward, bulky, clumsy, ungainly, unhandy, unmanageable, burdensome, cumbersome, cumbrous, elephantine, heavy, involved, ponderous, ungainly, weighty


Antonyms:


convenient, handy


Contextual Examples:



A bed mattress is unwieldy to move from one room to another.

The unwieldy crowd which had entered the Medical School nearly two years before had thinned out.

A piano is an unwieldy thing to move.

We set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter.

He heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair.


Related Words:



unwieldier & unwieldiest : Adjectives

unwieldily : Adverb

unwieldiness : Noun


NOTE :

This word is often incorrectly spelled and pronounced unwieldly, as if it were formed with the common adjectival ending -ly.




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