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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: wieldy 'agile, easy to handle' (14-20 centuries), from wield

unwieldy

adjective
     
un‧wield‧y
1 an unwieldy object is big, heavy, and difficult to carry or use
2 an unwieldy system, argument, or organization is difficult to control or manage because it is too complicated:
unwieldy bureaucracy
unwieldiness noun [uncountable]

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