unhandy

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adjective un·handy \ ˌən-ˈhan-dē \

Definition of unhandy

1 :hard to handle :inconvenient
2 :lacking in skill or dexterity :awkward

unhandily

play \ˌən-ˈhan-də-lē\ adverb

unhandiness

play \ˌən-ˈhan-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of unhandy in a Sentence

  1. the new SUV is particularly unhandy and difficult to maneuver in parking lots and narrow streets

  2. an unhandy person should be kept away from knives and other sharp objects

First Known Use of unhandy

1664



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