English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'handy'

(adjective) 
Definition
easy to handle or use
handy hints on looking after indoor plantsa handy little device
Synonyms
useful
The police gained useful information about the organisation.
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practical
We do not yet have any practical way to prevent cancer.
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helpful
The catalogue includes helpful information.
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neat
It was a neat solution to the problem.
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convenient
Pre-prepared foods are a tempting and convenient option.
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easy to use
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manageable
The table folds down into a manageable zipped carrying bag.
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user-friendly
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serviceable
His Arabic was serviceable enough.
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
conveniently within reach
This lively town is handy for Londoners.Keep a pencil and paper handy.
Synonyms
convenient
The location is convenient for the airport.
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close
The hotel is close to Sydney airport.
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near
The town is very near.
Where's the nearest hospital?
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available
There are three small boats available for hire.
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accessible
The shopping centre is easily accessible.
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on hand
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at hand
Retirement was at hand.
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within reach
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just round the corner
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at your fingertips
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
good at manual work
Are you handy with a needle?
Synonyms
skilful
his skilful use of light and shade
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skilled
skilled workers, such as plumbers
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expert
The faces of the waxworks are modelled by expert sculptors.
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clever
My father was very clever with his hands.
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adept
He is an adept guitar player.
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ready
I didn't have a ready answer for this dilemma.
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deft
Her movements were neat and deft.
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nimble
Lily, who was light and nimble on her feet, was learning to tap-dance.
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proficient
Many Egyptians are proficient in foreign languages.
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adroit
She is a remarkably adroit politician.
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dexterous
As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
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tasty (British, informal)
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of accessible
Definition
easy to approach, enter, or use
The shopping centre is easily accessible.
Synonyms
at hand,
within reach,
at your fingertips,
reachable,
get-at-able (informal),
a hop, skip and a jump away
in the sense of adept
Definition
proficient in something requiring skill
He is an adept guitar player.
in the sense of adroit
Definition
quick and skilful in how one behaves or thinks
She is a remarkably adroit politician.

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