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Daemon
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unwieldy

(adjective) Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.

Synonyms: unmanageable

Usage: She shifted the unwieldy groceries in her arms and looked for an empty shopping cart.
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unwieldy (adj.)
late 14c., "lacking strength, powerless," from un- (1) "not" + obsolete wieldy, from Old English wielde "active, vigorous," from Proto-Germanic *walth- "have power" (see wield (v.)). Meaning "moving ungracefully" is recorded from 1520s; in reference to weapons, "difficult to handle, awkward by virtue of size or shape" it is attested from 1540s. Related: Unwieldiness.
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wieldy (adj.)
late 14c., "capable of wielding," from wield + -y (2). Meaning "capable of being weilded" is from 1580s. Old English had wielde "powerful, victorious."
Mehrdad77
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If you see an unwieldy person coming down the aisle of the bus with an unwieldy box, you may want to step aside because that's a double dose of clumsy. It's an awkward person carrying a box that is difficult to manage.
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Something that is wieldy is easy to control or handle, so something unwieldy is not. However, the un- form of the word is much more common. The base word wieldy has its roots in Old English, meaning "to handle or control" — used usually in reference to a weapon. You would not want an unwieldy person attempting to wield an unwieldy sword!
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Daemon wrote:
unwieldy

(adjective) Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.

Synonyms: unmanageable

Usage: She shifted the unwieldy groceries in her arms and looked for an empty shopping cart.



The unwieldy batch of firewood was quite
the challenge for the young wood chopper.
Mehrdad77
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Ear muffs can be unwieldy or uncomfortable in the heat.
Wall Street Journal Aug 21, 2015
Calcifer Y
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Kanji of the Day



SŪ, kasa, kasa(mu), [NAMES] takashi, taka, take, sōng


COMPOUNDS

ⓐ Songshan: the highest and central peak of the Five Sacred Mountains in Henan Province

ⓑ [sometimes also archaic] as lofty as Songshan

崇山 sūzan Songshan

崇高 sūkō Songshan; lofty

嵩呼 sūko shouting "Long Live the Emperor"

KUN

【kasa 嵩】 bulk, volume, size, quantity

嵩に掛かって kasa ni kakatte arrogantly, high-handedly, overbearingly

嵩張る kasabaru be bulky [voluminous], bulk large

年嵩の toshikasa no older, aged, elderly, senior

水嵩 mizukasa volume of water

値嵩株 negasakabu high-priced stocks, blue-chip shares

【KASA(mu) 嵩む increase in volume [bulk], accumulate; run up to a large sum

借金が嵩む shakkin ga kasamu get deeper in debt

荷嵩み nigasami overstock, glut

NAMES

郁 {or} 嵩 takashi male name

SYNONYMS

【kasa】

quantity and number

content



BUN, FUN, BU, wa(keru), wa(ke), wa(kareru), wa(karu), wa(katsu), fēn, fèn


strength



SEI, ZEI, ikio(i), shì


ART RELATION



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Hatakeyama Shigetada Carrying his Horse, 1820-1821.
Surimono, nishiki-e, highlights of gold, copper and silver dust, 20.8 x 18.5 cm.
Peter Morse collection ­­– Guimet, Paris.
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There have been times where I have been required to move unwieldy items that were truly unmanageable for one person to move...
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UNWIELDY.- ADJS. unmanageable; unhandy, inconvenient; awkward, clumsy; cumbersome, ponderous, bulky, hulky.
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