- Uncontrollable Un`con*trol"la*ble, a.
1. Incapable of being controlled; ungovernable; irresistible;
as, an uncontrollable temper; uncontrollable events.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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uncontrollable — I adjective bullheaded, carried away, disobedient, disorderly, fractious, frenzied, headstrong, hysterical, impetuous, impotens, incorrigible, indocile, indomitable, insuppressible, insurgent, intractable, irrepressible, irresistable, lawless,… … Law dictionary
uncontrollable — (adj.) 1570s, irrefutable, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CONTROLLABLE (Cf. controllable). From 1590s as not subject to authority; meaning that cannot be restrained is from 1640s. Related: Uncontrollably … Etymology dictionary
uncontrollable — is now the dominant form, rather than incontrollable … Modern English usage
uncontrollable — [adj] wild; carried away beside oneself, disorderly, excited, fractious, frantic, freaked, furious, headstrong, indocile, indomitable, insuppressible, insurgent, intractable, irrepressible, irresistible, lawless, like a loose cannon*, mad,… … New thesaurus
uncontrollable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not controllable. DERIVATIVES uncontrollably adverb … English terms dictionary
uncontrollable — [spelling only] … English World dictionary
uncontrollable — [[t]ʌ̱nkəntro͟ʊləb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe a feeling or physical action as uncontrollable, you mean that you cannot control it or prevent yourself from feeling or doing it. It had been a time of almost uncontrollable excitement … English dictionary
uncontrollable — un|con|trol|lable [ˌʌnkənˈtrəuləbəl US ˈtroul ] adj 1.) if an emotion, desire, or physical action is uncontrollable, you cannot control it or stop yourself from feeling it or doing it ▪ I felt an uncontrollable urge to scream. ▪ Mother burst into … Dictionary of contemporary English
uncontrollable — un|con|trol|la|ble [ ,ʌnkən trouləbl ] adjective 1. ) impossible to control or stop: A tire had burst and the car became uncontrollable. Wounds like this can lead to uncontrollable bleeding. a ) an uncontrollable feeling is one that you cannot… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
uncontrollable — UK [ˌʌnkənˈtrəʊləb(ə)l] / US [ˌʌnkənˈtroʊləb(ə)l] adjective 1) a) impossible to control or stop A tyre had burst and the car became uncontrollable. Wounds like this can lead to uncontrollable bleeding. b) an uncontrollable feeling is one that you … English dictionary