Correct spelling, explanation: the word unwieldy appeared in Old English and its meaning was not active as -un means not whereas wieldy meant active. Later, the meaning has changed and in contemporary English, it is used in a different context, but still, it refers to something unhandy that it is difficult to be active with.
Definition of unwieldy:
1. adjective – refers to an unhandy object or to an ineffective system or organization;
We need to grab this unwieldy box together and put it on the table.
The financial sector of the company is too large, which makes it really unwieldy.
Phrases with unwieldy:
Some common phrases with the word include an unwieldy bureaucracy, an unwieldy object, and an unwieldy system.
There are many complaints about the unwieldy bureaucracy of this office.
It is such an unwieldy object that I couldn’t carry it on my own.
The unwieldy system of the company is the main reason why people resign from the job.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: unwieldy is a troublesome word when it comes to spelling as it looks quite uncommon. The most frequent mistakes include mixing -i with -e and adding the -l letter in the last syllable, which results in an incorrect form
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I don’t understand the question, as both the words listed are spelled the same: “unwieldy” versus “unwieldy”.
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