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English definition of “unwieldy”

unwieldy

adjective uk   /ʌnˈwiːl.di/ us  

unwieldy adjective (DIFFICULT TO MOVE)

An unwieldy object is difficult to move or handle because it is heavy, large, or a strange shape: A piano is a very unwieldy item to get down a flight of stairs.

unwieldy adjective (NOT EFFECTIVE)

An unwieldy system is slow and not effective, usually because it is too big, badly organized, or involves too many different organizations or people: One disadvantage for the bank is that its huge size - over 15,000 staff - makes it unwieldy and slow-moving.
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