Synonyms for (adjective) unwieldy

Synonyms: ungainly, unwieldy, clumsy, clunky, gawky

Definition: lacking grace in movement or posture

Usage: a gawky lad with long ungainly legs; clumsy fingers; what an ungainly creature a giraffe is; heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Similar words: awkward

Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

Usage: an awkward dancer; an awkward gesture; too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes; his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot


Synonyms: unwieldy

Definition: difficult to work or manipulate

Usage: unwieldy rules and regulations

Similar words: impractical

Definition: not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

Usage: refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense; he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work; an impractical solution


Synonyms: unwieldy, unmanageable

Definition: difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

Usage: we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter; almost dropped the unwieldy parcel

Similar words: ungainly, bunglesome, clumsy, awkward

Definition: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

Usage: an awkward bundle to carry; a load of bunglesome paraphernalia; clumsy wooden shoes; the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl


Similar words: cumbersome, cumbrous

Definition: difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

Usage: a cumbersome piece of machinery; cumbrous protective clothing