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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.
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recklessness and unmanageability of its post-Civil War convict system,
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If every zone of constitutional law received the attention the Court has recently devoted to areas such as the Confrontation Clause and the jury trial right, the constitutional docket might swell to the point of unmanageability regardless of whether the Court opted to issue concise, narrow-gauge opinions.