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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
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There was no warning, no fighting for the bit, no previous unruliness.
In order to cope with the challenges, the country needs to get rid of the fiscal unruliness.
They came under direct fire from within Pallister Park after responding to a week of chaos and unruliness on the Middlesbrough estate.
These men brave the streets both day and night, contending with people but also with the unruliness of their horses.
He pointed to the role of the Ministry of Information in guaranteeing the press honesty, avoiding unruliness and protecting the media freedom and discipline.
The final discussion will explore the significance of unruliness to identity politics and examine how the prioritisation of this relationship in both films 'de-genders' the straight woman, who ultimately provides resistance--by acting as the 'straight man'--to potentially progressive portrayals of gay best friendship.
4), created a situation which the author calls "the unruliness of Iranian society.
This unruliness is evident across her project: in press photos, she's lying in a bath with a rubber ducky; in videos, she's sat on a toilet with tampons inserted up both nostrils.
Frankly, the unruliness of the word has been a problem for God's people from their very beginnings, and today's readings show us how and why
The story really is a mishmash which mirrors the unruliness that is reflected within the glass facade of the buildings in Turtle Bay.
The JDF [John Dau Foundation] board of directors, the governing body of this organisation and donors need an explanation why the soldiers did this and what action will be taken to curtail unruliness of these soldiers", stressed the JDF's letter.