[uhn-kuh n-troh-luh-buh l]
- incapable of being controlled or restrained: uncontrollable anger.
- something, as an obligation, that cannot be controlled, reduced, or dispensed with: the uncontrollables in the new federal budget.
Origin of uncontrollable
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Examples from the Web for uncontrollable
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It starts with symptoms that look a lot like a common cold, which then turn into weeks of uncontrollable coughing.Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?
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First, at that height the airplane would be way beyond its operational ceiling and uncontrollable.The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370
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As if giving way to an uncontrollable impulse, he opened it a little.The Secret Agent
Tom, in uncontrollable temper, raised his hand and struck him.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
I was rather vexed at this uncontrollable outburst, and I continued my explanation.My Double Life
Here, for the present, I stop in sheer and uncontrollable disgust.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Then, as if obeying an uncontrollable impulse, she came toward him.Fair Harbor</p>
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- incapable of being controlled or managed
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Word Origin and History for uncontrollable
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