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

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ungovernable — index contumacious, disobedient, froward, hot blooded, incorrigible, indomitable, insubordinate, intractable …   Law dictionary

  • ungovernable — *unruly, intractable, refractory, recalcitrant, willful, headstrong Analogous words: *contrary, perverse, froward, wayward: contumacious, *insubordinate, rebellious, factious Antonyms: governable: docile Contrasted words: submissive, subdued,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ungovernable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impossible to control or govern. DERIVATIVES ungovernability noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ungovernable — [unguv′ərn ə bəl] adj. that cannot be governed or controlled; unruly, wild, etc. ungovernably adv …   English World dictionary

  • ungovernable — [[t]ʌ̱ngʌ̱və(r)nəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ 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. Beset …   English dictionary

  • ungovernable — un|gov|ern|a|ble [ʌnˈgʌvənəbəl US vər ] adj 1.) a country or area that is ungovernable is one in which the people cannot be controlled by the government, the police etc 2.) formal feelings or types of behaviour that are ungovernable are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ungovernable — adjective 1 formal feelings that are ungovernable are impossible to control: ungovernable temper (=extreme anger that cannot be controlled) 2 a country or area that is ungovernable is one in which the people cannot be controlled by the government …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ungovernable — un|gov|ern|a|ble [ ʌn gʌvərnəbl ] adjective 1. ) LITERARY an ungovernable feeling is very difficult to control 2. ) impossible to govern …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ungovernable — UK [ʌnˈɡʌvə(r)nəb(ə)l] / US [ʌnˈɡʌvərnəb(ə)l] adjective 1) impossible to govern 2) literary an ungovernable feeling is very difficult to control …   English dictionary

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