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.
- un·con·trol·la·bly, adverb
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How to use uncontrollable in a sentence
From that day forward, I never again wanted to use a machine gun because it was an uncontrollable weapon for somebody like me.
Chronic exposure to violence can disrupt a child’s brain development and inflict profound mental harm — depression, anxiety, sleeplessness — and uncontrollable anger.
Fifty-mile-an-hour winds quickly stoked both into uncontrollable infernos.The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires | Jane C. Hu | December 3, 2020 | Outside Online
I really like that this desk organizer has five distinct areas for sorting things, so I can keep track of work and personal papers separately and feel a little bit more in control during an uncontrollable situation.
Leonardo da Vinci even thought of including horses into the cranking scope, but later thought against it due to the uncontrollable nature of animals.14 Exceptional Weapon Systems from History That Were Ahead of their Time | Dattatreya Mandal | March 26, 2020 | Realm of History
Q: So there's no side effects like uncontrollable diarrhea or bleeding profusely through your eyes?
It has no cure and as many as 90 per cent of its victims die, often from uncontrollable internal and external bleeding."Out of Control" Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Could Have 1,500 Victims Who Don't Know They're Carriers | The Telegraph | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I spend waking hours in a fog of delirium, punctuated by uncontrollable giggle fits, heart palpitations, and mental anguish.YouTube’s Sleep Whisperers Are A Sexy Way To Combat Insomnia | Lizzie Crocker | May 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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? | Russell Saunders | March 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Clive Irving | March 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But thenceforth the insurgent troops became quite uncontrollable and insolent to their officers.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
With an uncontrollable outburst of grief and anger he dashed the violin to the floor, where it lay a hopeless wreck.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
There was time enough to seek his passport, and Isabel could well imagine that his impatience was not uncontrollable.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
It would, without doubt, be very easy to advance the uncontrollable impulse as an excuse for many criminal actions.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Charles, on hearing their statements, burst into one of his fits of uncontrollable anger. 'Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
British Dictionary definitions for uncontrollable
incapable of being controlled or managed
- uncontrollability or uncontrollableness, noun
- uncontrollably, adverb
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