Meaning of “unwieldy” in the English Dictionary

"unwieldy" in British English

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(Definition of “unwieldy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unwieldy" in American English

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unwieldyadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ʌnˈwil·di/

unwieldy adjective [ not gradable ] (DIFFICULT TO MOVE)

(of an object) difficult to move or handle because it is heavy, large, or a strange shape

unwieldy adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT EFFECTIVE)

(of a system) difficult to manage, usually because it is too big or badly organized:

an unwieldy bureaucracy

(Definition of “unwieldy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)