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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.
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unruly

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

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unruly

adjective
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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
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unruly

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

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

(anˈruːli) adjective
uncontrollable or disorderly. unruly teenagers/behaviour.
unˈruliness noun
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