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[weel-dee] /ˈwil di/
adjective, wieldier, wieldiest.
readily wielded or managed, as in use or action.
Origin of wieldy
1325-75; Middle English; see wield, -y1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for wieldy
  • It ought, however, to be cut to a more wieldy length.
  • The old books made ten years ago were only platted on one side, making the books bulky and un wieldy.
  • Perhaps his university experience had made him unduly wary of action by un wieldy committees.
British Dictionary definitions for wieldy


adjective wieldier, wieldiest
easily handled, used, or managed
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Word Origin and History for wieldy

late 14c., from wield + -y (2).

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