uncontrollable

[ uhn-kuhn-troh-luh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn kənˈtroʊ lə bəl /

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.

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Origin of uncontrollable

First recorded in 1570–80; un-1 + control + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM uncontrollable

un·con·trol·la·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for uncontrollable

uncontrollable
/ (ˌʌnkənˈtrəʊləbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being controlled or managed

Derived forms of uncontrollable

uncontrollability or uncontrollableness, noununcontrollably, adverb
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