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 ?
But, after all, it may be good for ships to go through a period of restraint and repose, as the restraint and self- communion of inactivity may be good for an unruly soul - not, indeed, that I mean to say that ships are unruly; on the contrary, they are faithful creatures, as so many men can testify.
The unruly beast presently reared himself an end on his hind legs, and threw his lovely burthen from his back, and Jones caught her in his arms.
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.
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.
The woman wore a cleft stick on her tongue, in appropriate retribution for having wagged that unruly member against the elders of the church; and her countenance and gestures gave much cause to apprehend that, the moment the stick should be removed, a repetition of the offence would demand new ingenuity in chastising it.
Then tell one of your slaughterers to cut off the head of the horse I rode upon, for it was very unruly, and plagued me sadly on the road'; but the truth was, she was very much afraid lest Falada should some day or other speak, and tell all she had done to the princess.
One of the cabin stewards had presented himself on the poop; he had a bottle in one hand, a glass in the other; in the red glare we saw him dancing in front of the captain like an unruly marionette.
Though superior to most children of their years in abilities, they were decidedly behind them in attainments; their manners were uncultivated, and their tempers unruly.
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.
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.
An EgyptAir flight on the Muscat-Cairo sector returned minutes after take-off in the early hours of Tuesday because of an unruly passenger.