Dictionary.com

uncontrollable

[ uhn-kuhn-troh-luh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈtroʊ lə bəl /
Save This Word!

adjective

incapable of being controlled or restrained: uncontrollable anger.

noun

something, as an obligation, that cannot be controlled, reduced, or dispensed with: the uncontrollables in the new federal budget.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of uncontrollable

First recorded in 1570–80; un-1 + control + -able
un·con·trol·la·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for uncontrollable

uncontrollable
/ (ˌʌnkənˈtrəʊləbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being controlled or managed
uncontrollability or uncontrollableness, noununcontrollably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Hate Typos? Get Grammar Coach