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