unhandy

  • 1Unhandy — Un*hand y, a. Clumsy; awkward; as, an Unhandy man. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2unhandy — index impracticable, incompetent, inept (incompetent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3unhandy — [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

  • 4unhandy — 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

  • 5unhandy — adjective Date: 1664 1. hard to handle ; inconvenient 2. lacking in skill or dexterity ; awkward • unhandily adverb • unhandiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6unhandy — adjective Not handy, unapt, clumsy, not dexterous …

    Wiktionary

  • 7unhandy — 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

  • 8unhandy — 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

  • 9unhandy — adj. not useful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10unhandy — adjective 1》 not easy to handle or manage. 2》 not skilful in using the hands. Derivatives unhandily adverb unhandiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11unhandy — a. 1. Awkward, unskilful, clumsy, bungling, maladroit, inexpert, inapt, gauche. 2. Inconvenient, uncomfortable, awkward …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12unhandy — un·handy …

    English syllables

  • 13unhandy — un•hand•y [[t]ʌnˈhæn di[/t]] adj. hand•i•er, hand•i•est 1) cvb not skillful in manual work; clumsy; inept 2) cvb inconveniently placed or arranged 3) cvb difficult to handle or use, as tools or objects • Etymology: 1655–65 un•hand′i•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14unhandy — /ʌnˈhændi/ (say un handee) adjective 1. not handy; not easy to handle or manage, as things. 2. not skilful in using the hands, as persons. –unhandily, adverb –unhandiness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 15unhandy — adj. 1 not easy to handle or manage; awkward. 2 not skilful in using the hands. Derivatives: unhandily adv. unhandiness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16handy — [adj1] nearby accessible, adjacent, at hand, available, close, close at hand, close by, convenient, near, near at hand, on hand, ready, within reach; concept 586 Ant. faraway, inconveniently, unhandy handy [adj2] easy to use adaptable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17awkward — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clumsy, ungraceful, ungainly; gauche; embarrassing. See unskillfulness, difficulty. Ant., adroit, dexterous. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Unskillful] Syn. clumsy, inept, maladroit, ungainly,… …

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  • 18unwieldy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clumsy, awkward, cumbersome, ungainly, bulky, ponderous, hulking (inf.). See gravity, size. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, ponderous; see heavy 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 19awkward — [adj1] clumsy, inelegant all thumbs*, amateurish, artless, blundering, bulky, bumbling, bungling, butterfingers*, coarse, floundering, gawky, graceless, green*, having two left feet*, having two left hands*, incompetent, inept, inexpert, klutzy* …

    New thesaurus

  • 20un|hand|y — «uhn HAN dee», adjective. 1. not easy to handle or manage: »an unhandy tool. 2. not skillful in using the hands: »an unhandy workman …

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