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un·gov·ern·a·ble

 (ŭn-gŭv′ər-nə-bəl)
adj.
Incapable of being governed, restrained, or controlled.

un·gov′ern·a·bly adv.

ungovernable

(ʌnˈɡʌvənəbəl)
adj
not able to be disciplined, restrained, etc: an ungovernable temper.
unˈgovernableness n
unˈgovernably adv

un•gov•ern•a•ble

(ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəl)

adj.
impossible to govern, rule, or restrain; uncontrollable.
[1665–75]
un•gov`ern•a•bil′i•ty, un•gov′ern•a•ble•ness, n.
un•gov′ern•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ungovernable - of personsungovernable - of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
difficult, unmanageable - hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"

ungovernable

adjective
1. unruly, rebellious, unmanageable, refractory The country has become ungovernable.
2. uncontrollable, wild, unrestrainable He was filled with an ungovernable rage.

ungovernable

adjective
Translations

ungovernable

[ʌnˈgʌvənəbl] ADJingobernable; [temper] → incontrolable, irrefrenable

ungovernable

[ˌʌnˈgʌvərnəbəl] adj
[country, province] → ingouvernable
(= uncontrollable) [rage, passion] → ingouvernable

ungovernable

adj
desire, passion, rageunbezähmbar; temperunbeherrscht
country, peopleunlenkbar, nicht zu regieren pred

ungovernable

[ʌnˈgʌvnəbl] adj (country) → ingovernabile; (passion) → incontrollabile
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