Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Easily wielded or managed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of wielding; dexterous; strong; active.
  • Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; not unwieldy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Capable of being wielded; manageable; wieldable; -- opposed to unwieldy.

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  • adjective easily managed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective easy to handle or use or manage

Etymologies

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

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