ungovernable


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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
References in classic literature ?
A certain ungovernable dread hung about her when in the water, unless there was a hand near by that might reach out and reassure her.
At the allusion to the injury which Duncan affected to believe had driven the Huron from his native tribe, a gleam of such ungovernable ferocity flashed from the other's eyes, as induced the adventurous speaker to believe he had struck the proper chord.
In a word, it was Queequeg's conceit, that if a man made up his mind to live, mere sickness could not kill him: nothing but a whale, or a gale, or some violent, ungovernable, unintelligent destroyer of that sort.
Everybody had a narrative and a grievance, and none were reasonable about it, but all in an offensive and ungovernable state.
Shaking from head to foot, thrilled with ungovernable excitement, I continued -
he cried, with frightful vehemence, stamping his foot, and groaning in a sudden paroxysm of ungovernable passion.
She clapped her great hands together in ungovernable excitement, and lost all control over herself immediately.
Neither consideration would have checked her in one of her ungovernable moods, but now she was in an abject one.
The spirit of clanship which was, at an early day, introduced into that kingdom, uniting the nobles and their dependants by ties equivalent to those of kindred, rendered the aristocracy a constant overmatch for the power of the monarch, till the incorporation with England subdued its fierce and ungovernable spirit, and reduced it within those rules of subordination which a more rational and more energetic system of civil polity had previously established in the latter kingdom.
I looked again at the cylinder, and ungovernable terror gripped me.
But do you believe you could arrest the progress of two horses rushing forwards with ungovernable fury?
She was not of so ungovernable a temper as Lydia; and, removed from the influence of Lydia's example, she became, by proper attention and management, less irritable, less ignorant, and less insipid.