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adj. un·ru·li·er, un·ru·li·est
1. Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule: The substitute teacher faced unruly students in the classroom.
2. Difficult to keep in place or in order: tried to comb his unruly hair; trimmed back the unruly bushes.

[Middle English unreuli : un-, not; see un-1 + reuli, easy to govern (from reule, rule; see rule).]

un·ru′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unruliness - the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of disciplineunruliness - the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
contrariness, perverseness, perversity - deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
wildness - an unruly disposition to do as one pleases; "Liza had always had a tendency to wildness"; "the element of wildness in his behavior was a protest against repressive convention"


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nWildheit f, → Ungebärdigkeit f


(anˈruːli) adjective
uncontrollable or disorderly. unruly teenagers/behaviour.
unˈruliness noun
References in classic literature ?
There was no warning, no fighting for the bit, no previous unruliness.
WORCESTER - With added police patrols around the College of the Holy Cross over the weekend, authorities found the unruliness of the past - especially on Caro Street - did not occur, well, except for the Halloween tradition of toilet-papering trees.
These paintings appear less formally resolved than the others on show here, but are interesting nonetheless in their intimations of autobiography--stars connect the artist's Texan and Jewish lineages--and may become fertile ground if they begin to incorporate the productive unruliness of her text-based paintings.
Mrs Kelly, announcing a crackdown on unruliness in classrooms, said: "It is particularly unacceptable and a symptom of what goes on in some groups of society.
Aghnoyoh's earlier unruliness had caused much of the field to be delayed in the stalls.
Every time our neighbours over the Channel exhibit that unruliness of nature that first blocks the ports and the Chunnel and then wrings immediate concessions out of the government, over in Britain we feel a smug sense of superiority and self-satisfaction.
But in 1983, while he was running a Memphis recreation center, Herb was shot after throwing three men out of a gym for unruliness.
My concern is that their discombobulation could lead to unruliness and aggression as they struggle for survival.
While Broodthaers's practice is often defined within the limited framework of institutional critique, the breadth and sheer unruliness of his project suggests that one might just as easily place him alongside an artist such as Bruce Conner, with whom he shared both a penchant for found footage and a somewhat after-the-fact Surrealist sense of humor.
Chelsea have the second highest bookings average in the top flight this term and, although Leeds have been relatively well-behaved (they lie 12th in the unruliness list but had a man sent off in Rome on Tuesday), the fact that Mike Reed has been given control of the game is a major bonus for buyers.
We know our children cannot learn in schools where weapons, gang violence and drugs threaten their safety or where plain unruliness and disorder and lack of discipline make learning impossible," Clinton said.