adjective, un·ru·li·er, un·ru·li·est.
Origin of unruly
SYNONYMS FOR unruly
Related formsun·ru·li·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for unruly
And in informal talks, Chinese leaders have compared hackers on both sides to unruly children who can only barely be controlled.
It is an article of faith with this man that there won't be any unruly behavior or, God forbid, any scenes.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if anyone thought this was an abdication and a letting go of the unruly region they need to think again.
Ancient night and the unruly salt beat at the walls of my house.
Unruly Places is all about going off the map, metaphorically and physically.Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places|Nina Strochlic|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doubtless Prince Louis's fair sister was persuading the unruly wife to return to her duty.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
He can scramble into a manger—where my unruly hens persist in making an occasional nest—like a marmoset.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
If any mare happens to be unruly, her foal is brought, and allowed to suck a little, after which the milker again succeeds.
He felt a personal sense of gratitude towards her for having kept three of his most unruly charges quiet so long.Big Brother|Annie Fellows-Johnston
He was not badly dressed and an attempt had been made to comb his unruly locks.The Silent Alarm|Roy J. Snell