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ungovernable

[ uhn-guhv-er-nuh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəl /
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adjective

impossible to govern, rule, or restrain; uncontrollable.

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Nearby words

unglamorous, unglue, unglued, ungodly, ungotten, ungovernable, ungraceful, ungracefully, ungracious, ungraciously, ungrammatical

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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British Dictionary definitions for ungovernable

ungovernable

/ (ʌnˈɡʌvənəbəl) /

adjective

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