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[uhn-guhv-er-nuh-buh l]
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  1. impossible to govern, rule, or restrain; uncontrollable.
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Origin of ungovernable

1665–75; un-1 + governable
Related formsun·gov·ern·a·bil·i·ty, un·gov·ern·a·ble·ness, nounun·gov·ern·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for ungovernable

disobedient, uncontrollable, undisciplined, unmanageable, unruly, wild, indocile, disorderly, fractious, impetuous, impotent, intractable, irrepressible, mutinous, rampant, refractory, unbridled

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British Dictionary definitions for ungovernable


  1. not able to be disciplined, restrained, etcan ungovernable temper
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Derived Formsungovernableness, nounungovernably, adverb
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