Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun handy

1 sense of handy

Sense 1
Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy -- (United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958))
       INSTANCE OF=> composer -- (someone who composes music as a profession)

Antonyms of adj handy

3 senses of handy

Sense 1
handy, ready to hand (predicate) -- (easy to reach; "found a handy spot for the can opener")

INDIRECT (VIA accessible) -> inaccessible, unaccessible -- (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)

Sense 2
handy -- (easy to use; "a handy gadget")

INDIRECT (VIA convenient) -> inconvenient -- (not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs; "it is inconvenient not to have a telephone in the kitchen"; "the back hall is an inconvenient place for the telephone")

Sense 3
handy -- (skillful with the hands; "handy with an axe")

INDIRECT (VIA adroit) -> maladroit -- (not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda")

Similarity of adj handy

3 senses of handy

Sense 1
handy, ready to hand (predicate) -- (easy to reach; "found a handy spot for the can opener")
       => accessible (vs. inaccessible) -- (capable of being reached; "a town accessible by rail")

Sense 2
handy -- (easy to use; "a handy gadget")
       => convenient (vs. inconvenient) -- (suited to your comfort or purpose or needs; "a convenient excuse for not going")

Sense 3
handy -- (skillful with the hands; "handy with an axe")
       => adroit (vs. maladroit) -- (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator")

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