AskDefine | Define wieldy

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wieldy \Wield"y\, a. Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; -- opposed to unwieldy. [R.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wieldy adj : easy to handle or use or manage; "a large but wieldy book" [syn: manageable] [ant: unwieldy] [also: wieldiest, wieldier]

English

Pronunciation

() [ˈwɪəldɪ]

Etymology

Early Modern English, first attested in the late 16th century. Back-formation from unwieldy.

Adjective

  1. easily managed

References

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