unwieldy

All Adjective
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  • But they then become somewhat unwieldy, though they allow of reading to more figures. Cited from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4, by Various
  • Of course, no attempt is made to get these unwieldy boats back against the current. Cited from American Scenes, and Christian Slavery, by Ebenezer Davies
  • Anything out of that range is usually too heavy and unwieldy for practical use.
  • As b and e increase even further to provide better security, the value b e becomes unwieldy.
  • The resulting company was an unwieldy construction, with numerous interests other than railway operations.
  • They had done their work, and took no further part, being too unwieldy to enter into close action. Cited from Historical Tales, The Romance of Reality, Vol. 7, by Charles Morris
  • The full battalion of six companies is to-day too unwieldy for one man. Cited from Battle Studies, by C. Ardant du Picq
  • On land the vehicle was too heavy and its body too unwieldy to be popular with the soldiers.
  • It was slow and unwieldy in battle, however, and few were ever built.
  • This new formation proved to be too large and unwieldy in practice.
  • To the boy it had always seemed such a huge, unwieldy thing. Cited from Snake and Sword, by Percival Christopher Wren
  • These large boats are more unwieldy and more difficult to handle than the small ones. Cited from Second Shetland Truck System Report, by Guthrie
  • This second attempt at an international structure became very unwieldy.
  • The families split on instances when they became unwieldy and during crisis among its members.
  • As the number of recorded plants increased this naming system became more unwieldy.
  • It seemed marvellous how a creature so unwieldy could turn itself so rapidly. Cited from Left on Labrador, by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Where physical strength has been on her side, as in Ireland, she has been made unwieldy by that strength. Cited from Reviews, by Oscar Wilde
  • To get our unwieldy house-boat through is indeed an adventure. Cited from Glimpses of Bengal, by Sir Rabindranath Tagore
  • It does however take more steps than long multiplication so it can be unwieldy when large numbers are involved.
  • The French army, now only four hundred thousand strong, was yet an unwieldy force to handle. Cited from The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men, by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
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Meaning of unwieldy

  • adjective Difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
    we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter, almost dropped the unwieldy parcel