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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNWIELDINESS

Its unwieldiness led to its speedy destruction by the early voyagers.

The unwieldiness of a single great square had been shown by experience.

The David by Michael Angelo is great in spite of its unwieldiness.

Her straight back, noble shoulders, and beautiful hands took from her massive form the idea of unwieldiness.

To conclude, they gently touched upon the weight and unwieldiness of the garment, which they insinuated might be of great use.

The cost of materials and the unwieldiness of the great folio volumes soon caused a demand for smaller books.

There are cases on record among ourselves where unwieldiness led to estimation.

Obesus denotes fatness, on its dark side, with reference to the unwieldiness connected with it, in opp.

In a short time, considering her bulk and unwieldiness, old Martha appeared at the far door.

My own opinion is that this seeming advantage is often more than offset by the unwieldiness of the big train.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "lacking strength," from un- (1) "not" + Old English wielde "active, vigorous," from Proto-Germanic *walth- "have power" (see wield). Meaning "moving ungracefully" is recorded from 1520s; in reference to weapons, "difficult to handle, awkward by virtue of size or shape" it is attested from 1540s.

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