[ in-kuhn-troh-luh-buhl ]


Origin of incontrollable

First recorded in 1590–1600; in-3 + controllable

Other words from incontrollable

  • in·con·trol·la·bly, adverb

Words Nearby incontrollable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use incontrollable in a sentence

  • Ye br-reak into Hogan's house some night sufferin' fr'm an incontrollable impulse to take his watch.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • And with that there came a mighty and an incontrollable impulse to set it down, so as to preserve what I had seen.

    Jacob Behmen | Alexander Whyte
  • The doctor answered with a smile that roused the master of the house to a pitch of incontrollable fury.

    The Root of Evil | Thomas Dixon
  • She asked herself whether he had seen Leonetta, and what he thought of her, and she was seized by an incontrollable shudder.

    Too Old for Dolls | Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • If such a passion as jealousy seizes him, it will swell into a well-nigh incontrollable flood.

    Shakespearean Tragedy | A. C. Bradley

British Dictionary definitions for incontrollable


/ (ˌɪnkənˈtrəʊləbəl) /

  1. a less common word for uncontrollable

Derived forms of incontrollable

  • incontrollably, adverb

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