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[in-kuh n-troh-luh-buh l]
  1. uncontrollable.
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Origin of incontrollable

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + controllable
Related formsin·con·trol·la·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for incontrollable

Historical Examples of incontrollable

  • Never in his life had his whole being been so abandoned to incontrollable rage.


    Thomas Dixon

  • Set upon his will as the one law of Nature; storming forward with incontrollable violence: a very whirlwind of a man.

  • His abrupt, incontrollable guffaw of understanding and joy caused his now annoyed parent to whirl upon him in surprise.

    The Alternative

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • Just as soon as they git to be as overbearin' an' as incontrollable as we are, then there's goin' to be thunder to pay.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

    George Barr McCutcheon

  • When he was told that they had stayed at Nancy, the poor child burst into incontrollable sobs, and refused to be comforted.

British Dictionary definitions for incontrollable


  1. a less common word for uncontrollable
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Derived Formsincontrollably, adverb
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