Dictionary.com

ungovernable

[ uhn-guhv-er-nuh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəl /
Save This Word!

adjective
impossible to govern, rule, or restrain; uncontrollable.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of ungovernable

1665–75; un-1 + governable

OTHER WORDS FROM ungovernable

un·gov·ern·a·bil·i·ty, un·gov·ern·a·ble·ness, nounun·gov·ern·a·bly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use ungovernable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ungovernable

ungovernable
/ (ʌnˈɡʌvənəbəl) /

adjective
not able to be disciplined, restrained, etcan ungovernable temper

Derived forms of ungovernable

ungovernableness, nounungovernably, 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
FEEDBACK