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Ungovernable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

UNGOVERNABLE, a.
1. That cannot be governed; that cannot be ruled or restrained.
2. Licentious; wild; unbridled; as ungovernable passions.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly" [syn: indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1673 not capable of being governed, guided, or restrained Synonyms: see unruly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. uncontrollable, violent. Derivatives: ungovernability n. ungovernably adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ungovernable Un*gov"ern*a*ble, a. Not governable; not capable of being governed, ruled, or restrained; licentious; wild; unbridled; as, ungovernable passions. -- Un*gov"ern*a*bly, adv. --Goldsmith.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you describe a country or region as ungovernable, you mean that it seems impossible to control or govern it effectively, for example because of violence or conflict among the population. The country has become virtually ungovernable. ADJ: usu v-link ADJ 2. If you describe feelings as ungovernable, you mean that they are so strong that they cannot be controlled. He was filled with an ungovernable rage. = uncontrollable ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Unruly, refractory, uncontrollable, intractable, unmanageable, irrepressible, rebellious, mutinous, wild, unbridled, rampant, headstrong, infuriate, mad, frantic, furious, violent, impetuous, vehement.

Moby Thesaurus

beyond control, breachy, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, fractious, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable, insuppressible, intractable, irrepressible, obstreperous, out of hand, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, resistant, resisting, restive, shrewish, unbiddable, uncontrollable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unruly, unsubmissive, wild



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