Unwieldy Un*wield"y, a. Not easily wielded or carried; unmanageable; bulky; ponderous. ``A fat, unwieldy body of fifty-eight years old.'' --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*wield"i*ly}, adv. -- {Un*wield"i*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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