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French translation of 'unwieldy'

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1.  [object] difficile à manier
2.  [system, bureaucracy] complexe

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Example Sentences Including 'unwieldy'

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The doors themselves are heavy and unwieldy.
The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
By the way, the note is actually about whether industrial companies have become unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
If a fund does well, investors swamp it with more and more money until it is so big it becomes unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
If a team gets much larger it becomes unwieldy.
Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)
The question of where this money is going is an important one, as the bigger funds get, the more unwieldy they become to run.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There is also a laudable attitude to capping: funds are closed to new business before they get too big and unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Conversely, large funds can become increasingly unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Perhaps in comparing the pay of one who must control a vast unwieldy bureaucracy it might be better to match like with like.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The screenplay is a muddle that is ironed out in the final reel with a big, unwieldy chunk of exposition.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The system has become unwieldy, easy to abuse and has lost public confidence.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Many a big-budget film becomes unwieldy in production.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
One other important issue is to make sure the tour party does not become too unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He was fitted with robotic arms but no longer uses them because they are too heavy and unwieldy.
The Sun (2010)
In a big, unwieldy government, systems go wrong or do not exist.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
In any unwieldy bureaucratic system there will be some in need who will be let down by officialdom.
The Sun (2013)
The thing measures well over five metres in length, yet rarely feels unwieldy or too large for UK roads and parking spots.
The Sun (2017)
An inherited and unwieldy system that provides more than enough for the few and not enough for the many?
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Cyclists should not ride while carrying something that would be too heavy or unwieldy to walk with easily.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The defence committee is right to recognise that Nato's rapid reaction force has become unwieldy.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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'unwieldy' in Other Languages

British English: unwieldy ADJECTIVE
If you describe an object as unwieldy, you mean that it is difficult to move or carry because it is so big or heavy.
They came panting up to his door with their unwieldy baggage.
  • American English: unwieldy
  • Brazilian Portuguese: desajeitado
  • Chinese: 笨重的
  • European Spanish: difícil de manejar
  • French: encombrant
  • German: unhandlich
  • Italian: poco maneggevole
  • Japanese: 動かしにくい
  • Korean: > 다루기 힘든무거워서
  • European Portuguese: desajeitado
  • Latin American Spanish: difícil de manejar


Translation of unwieldy from the Collins English to French
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