American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Easily wielded or managed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of wielding; dexterous; strong; active.
- Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; not unwieldy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; -- opposed to
- adj. easy to handle or use or manage
- Early Modern English, first attested in the late 16th century. Back-formation from unwieldy. (Wiktionary)
“I have Photoshop Elements, too, but it is too "wieldy" sometimes.”
“With a limited pool of jobs, the program stands to be much more wieldy, but parents stand to get awful testy when they find out there's no room for their kids.”
“The seats are comfortable; the driving position upright and natural; the leather-trimmed steering wheel with a flat bottom feels wieldy and right in your hands.”
“I imagine the most wieldy weapon an "xkcd" character would have at it's disposal would be a piece of chalk, or something.”
“The shift to a G20 has been welcome, but it will also mean a less wieldy system of global governance.”
“Foursquare's website, currently the heavy baggage to its wieldy mobile platform, could become more central to the user experience.”
“If that's not going to be the case, with the super-structure of the EU so wieldy and its policy-making machinery a barrier to future economic efficiency, then its leaders and citizens have a problem.”
“If you can validate spending three times the cash for something a bit less wieldy in situations where you are constantly on the go, need it to be able to be used as a palmtop, etc, go ahead -- but for those of us using these, and able to enjoy them, the validationisn't there, and neither is it there for Apple's excuses as to why they won't create one of these beauties themselves.”
“You can't have 60 Democrats all saying I need this project for my district, it's just -- the whole process becomes un-wieldy.”
“And if that's true, it suggests a frame work for the "Seven Secrets" project that is more wieldy: a "Ten Week " or "100-Day" Body-Mind Diet based around these concepts, supported by simple meditation and goal-setting practices.”
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by Jack Winter
Published 25 July 1994, The New Yorker
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