unruly


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un·ru·ly

 (ŭn-ro͞o′lē)
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.

unruly

(ʌnˈruːlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
disposed to disobedience or indiscipline
unˈruliness, unˈruliment n

un•ru•ly

(ʌnˈru li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
not submissive or cooperative; ungovernable; unmanageable.
[1350–1400; Middle English unruely=un- un-1 + ruly, ruely governable, controllable]
un•ru′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unruly - noisy and lacking in restraint or disciplineunruly - noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline; "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
2.unruly - unwilling to submit to authorityunruly - unwilling to submit to authority; "unruly teenagers"
insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
3.unruly - of personsunruly - 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"

unruly

unruly

adjective
Translations
صَعْب المِراس، غَيْر مِطواع
neukázněný
uregerligvild
óstÿrilátur
nesuvaldomumas
nepaklausīgsnevaldāms
nedisciplinovaný
idaresi zorzaptolunamaz

unruly

[ʌnˈruːlɪ] ADJ (unrulier (compar) (unruliest (superl)))
1. [behaviour] → rebelde; [child] → revoltoso; [mob] → alterado
2. (liter) [hair] → rebelde

unruly

[ʌnˈruːli] adj
[child, behaviour] → indiscipliné(e); [crowd] → incontrôlé(e)
[hair] → indiscipliné(e)

unruly

adj (+er) child, behaviourwild, ungebärdig; employeeschwer kontrollierbar, aufmüpfig (hum inf); elements, crowd, mobwild, tobend; hairwiderspenstig, nicht zu bändigend attr; unruly passenger (Aviat) → randalierender Passagier

unruly

[ʌnˈruːlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (behaviour) → indisciplinato/a; (child, mob) → turbolento/a; (hair) → ribelle

unruly

(anˈruːli) adjective
uncontrollable or disorderly. unruly teenagers/behaviour.
unˈruliness noun
References in classic literature ?
Here are words which, uttered, or rather thundered, with proper emphasis, and in measured time, shall quiet the most unruly temper:
A window, perhaps, has been left open, or else is driven in by an unruly gust.
Elzbieta was sick a good deal now, and the boys were wild and unruly, and very much the worse for their life upon the streets.
Boisterous, unruly, and tyrannical, he despised all her counsel, and would none of her reproof; and, at an early age, broke from her, to seek his fortunes at sea.
You're born to trouble as the sparks fly upward, an' I'm afraid you allers will be till you learn to bridle your unruly tongue.
In the place where she heard Heathcliff termed a 'vulgar young ruffian,' and 'worse than a brute,' she took care not to act like him; but at home she had small inclination to practise politeness that would only be laughed at, and restrain an unruly nature when it would bring her neither credit nor praise.
Lo, Miss Pross, in harness of string, awakening the echoes, as an unruly charger, whip-corrected, snorting and pawing the earth under the plane-tree in the garden!
Enough, that the power which thou mightest acquire, I will never share; nor hold I so light of country or religious faith, as to esteem him who is willing to barter these ties, and cast away the bonds of the Order of which he is a sworn member, in order to gratify an unruly passion for the daughter of another people.
Silver leant back against the wall, his arms crossed, his pipe in the corner of his mouth, as calm as though he had been in church; yet his eye kept wandering furtively, and he kept the tail of it on his unruly followers.
The objects of geometrical inquiry are so entirely abstracted from those pursuits which stir up and put in motion the unruly passions of the human heart, that mankind, without difficulty, adopt not only the more simple theorems of the science, but even those abstruse paradoxes which, however they may appear susceptible of demonstration, are at variance with the natural conceptions which the mind, without the aid of philosophy, would be led to entertain upon the subject.
Should a war be the result of the precarious situation of European affairs, and all the unruly passions attending it be let loose on the ocean, our escape from insults and depredations, not only on that element, but every part of the other bordering on it, will be truly miraculous.
Upon which the queen had pressed the royal child to her heart, whose haughty and unruly sentiments were in such harmony with her own.