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ungovernable

[uhn-guhv-er-nuh-buh l] /ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəl/
adjective
1.
impossible to govern, rule, or restrain; uncontrollable.
Origin of ungovernable
1665-1675
1665-75; un-1 + governable
Related forms
ungovernability, ungovernableness, noun
ungovernably, adverb
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ungovernable

/ʌnˈɡʌvənəbəl/
adjective
1.
not able to be disciplined, restrained, etc: an ungovernable temper
Derived Forms
ungovernableness, noun
ungovernably, adverb
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