English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'unwieldy'

(adjective) 
Definition
too heavy, large, or awkward to be easily handled
They came panting up to his door with their unwieldy baggage.
Synonyms
bulky
a bulky man with balding hair
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massive
a massive steam boat
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hefty
The gritty foursome took turns shouldering the hefty load every five minutes.
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clumsy
The keyboard is a large and clumsy instrument.
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weighty
Simon lifted a weighty volume from the shelf.
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ponderous
a huge, ponderous vehicle
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ungainly
Paul swam in his ungainly way to the side of the pool.
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clunky (informal)
(adjective) 
Definition
too heavy, large, or awkward to be easily handled
His firm must contend with the unwieldy Russian bureaucracy.
Synonyms
awkward
It was heavy enough to make it awkward to carry.
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cumbersome
Although the machine looks cumbersome, it is easy to use.
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inconvenient
This must be the most inconvenient house ever built.
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unmanageable
The city school system is unmanageable.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of clumsy
Definition
badly made or done
The keyboard is a large and clumsy instrument.
Synonyms
ill-shaped,
clunky (informal)
in the sense of cumbersome
Definition
awkward because of size or shape
Although the machine looks cumbersome, it is easy to use.
Synonyms
hefty (informal),
clunky (informal),
cumbrous
in the sense of hefty
Definition
large in size, weight, or amount
The gritty foursome took turns shouldering the hefty load every five minutes.

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