unmanageable


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un·man·age·a·ble

 (ŭn-măn′ĭ-jə-bəl)
adj.
1. Difficult or impossible to manage or control: unmanageable traffic congestion.
2. Difficult to carry or maneuver; unwieldy: unmanageable bundles.

un·man′age·a·bil′i·ty n.
un·man′age·a·bly adv.

unmanageable

(ʌnˈmænɪdʒəbəl)
adj
difficult or impossible to control, use, or manipulate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unmanageable - difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape; "we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter"; "almost dropped the unwieldy parcel"
2.unmanageable - hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
3.unmanageable - difficult to solve or alleviateunmanageable - difficult to solve or alleviate; "uncontrollable pain"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
4.unmanageable - incapable of being controlled or managed; "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"
incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment

unmanageable

adjective
1. cumbersome, inconvenient, unwieldy, demanding, awkward, bulky, clunky (informal), difficult to handle, unhandy The city school system is unmanageable.
cumbersome manageable, wieldy
2. uncontrollable, difficult, wild, out of hand, disruptive, unruly, troublesome, intractable, boisterous, fractious, undisciplined, stroppy (Brit. slang), incorrigible, refractory, obstreperous The signs are that indulged children tend to become unmanageable.
uncontrollable manageable, compliant, docile, easy, amenable, submissive, tractable

unmanageable

adjective
Translations

unmanageable

[ʌnˈmænɪdʒəbl] ADJ
1. (= overwhelming) [problem, system, situation, size, number] → imposible de controlar; [hair] → difícil de peinar, rebelde
2. (= unruly) [person] → rebelde; [animal] → difícil de controlar, rebelde

unmanageable

[ʌnˈmænɪdʒəbəl] adj
(= unwieldy) [tool] → peu maniable; [vehicle] → difficile à manœuvrer
(= difficult to deal with) [situation] → ingérable; [problem, numbers, system] → ingérable; [hair] → difficile à coiffer
(= unruly) [child, teenager] → difficile

unmanageable

adj (= unwieldy) vehicle, boatschwer zu handhaben or manövrieren; parcel, sizeunhandlich; numbernicht zu bewältigen; problemunlösbar; (= uncontrollable) animal, person, hair, childwiderspenstig, nicht zu bändigen; situationunkontrollierbar; she finds the stairs unmanageablesie kann die Treppe nicht schaffen (inf)or bewältigen; this company is unmanageablees ist unmöglich, dieses Unternehmen zu leiten; the crowd had reached unmanageable proportionsdie Menge hatte unkontrollierbare Ausmaße angenommen

unmanageable

[ʌnˈmænɪdʒəbl] adj (unwieldy, tool, vehicle) → poco maneggevole; (parcel, size) → ingombrante; (uncontrollable, teenage child) → difficile; (hair) → ribelle; (situation) → difficile da gestire
References in classic literature ?
It is unmanageable because it is a romance, and its essence is romantic beauty.
His horses were full of mettle, and even a little unmanageable.
Did she go quickly from under the men's feet, or did she resist to the end, letting the sea batter her to pieces, start her butts, wrench her frame, load her with an increasing weight of salt water, and, dismasted, unmanageable, rolling heavily, her boats gone, her decks swept, had she wearied her men half to death with the unceasing labour at the pumps before she sank with them like a stone?
I was strapped securely to as wild and unmanageable a thoat as I had ever seen, and, with a mounted warrior on either side to prevent the beast from bolting, we rode forth at a furious pace in pursuit of the column.
She had been bitten in the ear by her own little daughter, who hung at her back; and who was so wild and unmanageable, that it was quite amusing to see her.
If a slave was convicted of any high misdemeanor, became unmanageable, or evinced a determination to run away, he was brought immedi- ately here, severely whipped, put on board the sloop, carried to Baltimore, and sold to Austin Woolfolk, or some other slave-trader, as a warning to the slaves remaining.
You are very fond of bending little minds; but where little minds belong to rich people in authority, I think they have a knack of swelling out, till they are quite as unmanageable as great ones.
He was then within pistol shot, but so furious was the current, and tumultuous the breakers, that the boat became unmanageable, and was hurried away, the crew crying out piteously for assistance.
Next day, before you get started, he's well-nigh unmanageable.
Bounderby, the two gentlemen at this present moment walking through Coketown, and both eminently practical, who could, on occasion, furnish more tabular statements derived from their own personal experience, and illustrated by cases they had known and seen, from which it clearly appeared - in short, it was the only clear thing in the case - that these same people were a bad lot altogether, gentlemen; that do what you would for them they were never thankful for it, gentlemen; that they were restless, gentlemen; that they never knew what they wanted; that they lived upon the best, and bought fresh butter; and insisted on Mocha coffee, and rejected all but prime parts of meat, and yet were eternally dissatisfied and unmanageable.
Thanks to these vigorous measures, the play was at last supplied with representatives -- always excepting the two unmanageable characters of "Lucy" the waiting-maid, and "Falkland," Julia's jealous lover.
I tried it with the load upon my leg (and that made me think afresh of the man with the load on his leg), and found the tendency of exercise to bring the bread-and-butter out at my ankle, quite unmanageable.