adjective Date: 1664 1. hard to handle ; inconvenient 2. lacking in skill or dexterity ; awkwardunhandily adverbunhandiness noun

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  • Unhandy — Un*hand y, a. Clumsy; awkward; as, an Unhandy man. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unhandy — index impracticable, incompetent, inept (incompetent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unhandy — [unhan′dē] adj. unhandier, unhandiest 1. not handy; inconvenient or inaccessible 2. not clever with the hands; awkward unhandily adv. unhandiness n …   English World dictionary

  • unhandy — unhandily, adv. unhandiness, n. /un han dee/, adj., unhandier, unhandiest. 1. not skillful in manual work: He s unhandy when it comes to fixing things around the house. 2. inconveniently placed or arranged. 3. difficult to handle or use, as tools …   Universalium

  • unhandy — adjective Not handy, unapt, clumsy, not dexterous …   Wiktionary

  • unhandy — Synonyms and related words: all thumbs, awkward, blunderheaded, blundering, boorish, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, careless, clownish, clumsy, clumsy fisted, contrary, crosswise, cumbersome, discommodious, fingers all thumbs,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unhandy — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Inconvenient] Syn. awkward, ill arranged, unwieldy, ill contrived, bothersome, clumsy, ill adapted, cumbersome, discommodious, unfit, disadvantageous, inappropriate, unsuitable, hampering, cumbrous. Ant. convenient*,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unhandy — adj. not useful …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unhandy — adjective 1》 not easy to handle or manage. 2》 not skilful in using the hands. Derivatives unhandily adverb unhandiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • unhandy — a. 1. Awkward, unskilful, clumsy, bungling, maladroit, inexpert, inapt, gauche. 2. Inconvenient, uncomfortable, awkward …   New dictionary of synonyms

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