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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.


in a way that is unmanageable, or to an unmanageable extent
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Adv.1.unmanageably - so as to be unmanageableunmanageably - so as to be unmanageable; "`This house is unmanageably large,' she complained"
manageably - so as to be manageable; "this house is manageably small"
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Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers, and clapping one hand upon his bench bids him be seated there; but the poor fellow unmanageably winces under the unconcluded operation; whirling round the handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in that, if he would have him draw the tooth.
The prime minister has asked the Energy division to fast track the administrative reforms of the distribution of companies and starts the process with the companies having unmanageably large area or number of customers like Lesco, Gepco, Pesco and Qesco, official sources told The Nation.
The following part focuses on the major organisational deficiencies like the lack of training; deteriorating levels of civil servants' professional skills; criteria for officials' APT (Appointments, Promotions and Transfers); unmanageably large functional jurisdiction and domain of responsibilities; politicisation of bureaucracy; citizens' accessibility; corruption and finally the lack of economic development.
If the Riversiders had held very presentable second-day catches, Northants' victory target would have been much bigger - almost certainly unmanageably so on a day limited to 39 overs by the weather.
I don't mean an off day when strange water has screwed up his stomach or the air and earth are bone-dry, too parched for proper scenting or wind-rattled vegetation makes birds unmanageably spooky.
Firstly, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Cyrus Vance, and several other key players in the state department prevailed in support of an unmanageably broad definition of human rights.
However, incorporating these terms into the search would have made the information unmanageably large for relatively little return.
In any case, decentralization has opened access to local resources that were once the exclusive domain of the Soeharto-era Golkar party, with the effect that Indonesia's party system has remained unmanageably large despite the introduction of electoral thresholds that were designed to consolidate it (Allen 2014).
Between 1960 and 1985, furthermore, the trajectories of the various Southeast Asian countries appeared so unmanageably heterogenous (as they passed under communist, socialist-military, capitalist military, populist, civilian-dictatorial, etc.
This handsome volume, long but not unmanageably so at roughly 1,300 pages, marks the culmination of the translator's magnificent project of presenting the whole ofthe published material on the congresses of the Communist International's earlier, more hopeful years, to an English-speaking readership (though the next two congresses are also interesting in their own way).
compensation disclosure and that the proxies are unmanageably long and
We realise that most schools have limited budgets but we ask you to understand that event fees are our wages and that the average income of children's authors is unmanageably low; freelance fees always appear relatively high because we have to account for preparation, discussion, admin, travelling, not just the event time.