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Synonyms for uncontrollable
un·con·trol·lable

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. uncontrollable

    Rebellious signifies being in a state of rebellion (see REBELLION under REVOLUTION), and is even extended to inanimate things that resist control or adaptation to human use. Ungovernable applies to that which successfully defies authority and power; unmanageable to that which resists the utmost exercise of skill or of skill and power combined; rebellious, to that which is defiant of authority, whether successfully or unsuccessfully; seditious, to that which partakes of or tends to excite a rebellious spirit, seditious suggesting more of covert plan, scheming, or conspiracy, rebellious more of overt act or open violence. While the unmanageable or ungovernable defies control, the rebellious or seditious may be forced to submission; as, the man has an ungovernable temper; the horses became unmanageable; he tamed his rebellious spirit. Insubordinate applies to the disposition to resist and resent control as such; mutinous, to open defiance of authority, especially in the army, navy, or merchant marine. A contumacious act or spirit is contemptuous as well as defiant. Compare OBSTINATE; REVOLUTION.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, disobedient, insubordinate, intractable, mutinous, rebellious, refractory, seditious, ungovernable, unmanageable

    Antonyms:
    compliant, controllable, deferential, docile, dutiful, gentle, manageable, obedient, submissive, subservient, tractable, yielding

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncontrollable, unmanageableadjective

    difficult to solve or alleviate

    "uncontrollable pain"

    Synonyms:
    irrepressible, indocile, difficult, uncorrectable, ungovernable, unmanageable, unwieldy, unruly

    Antonyms:
    manageable, corrigible, controlled, manipulable, tractable

  2. indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unrulyadjective

    of persons

    "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"

    Synonyms:
    rambunctious, rumbustious, irrepressible, indocile, robustious, disobedient, uncorrectable, boisterous, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly

    Antonyms:
    manipulable, manageable, tractable, controlled, corrigible

  3. uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageableadjective

    incapable of being controlled or managed

    "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"

    Synonyms:
    irrepressible, indocile, difficult, uncorrectable, unruly, ungovernable, unmanageable, unwieldy

    Antonyms:
    tractable, controlled, manageable, corrigible, manipulable

  4. irrepressible, uncontrollableadjective

    impossible to repress or control

    "an irrepressible chatterbox"; "uncontrollable laughter"

    Synonyms:
    irrepressible, uncorrectable, unmanageable, indocile, ungovernable, unruly

    Antonyms:
    controlled, corrigible, manipulable, tractable, manageable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. uncontrollableadjective

    Synonyms:
    ungovernable, irrepressible, rampant, headstrong, not to be controlled

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. uncontrollableadjective

    Synonyms:
    ungovernable, irrepressible

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#24392uncontrolled
#27763refractory
#27866unchecked
#33175rebellious
#39714unruly
#40751uncontrollable
#42831intractable
#58750unwieldy
#60245boisterous
#62649disobedient
#64747unmanageable
#77881irrepressible
#97338seditious
#101520rambunctious
#128539unverifiable
#179637insubordinate
#179979ungovernable
#183607mutinous
#212583uncorrectable
#282433contumacious

How to use uncontrollable in a sentence?

  1. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    When individuals and nations have once got in their heads the abstract concept of full-blown liberty, there is nothing like it in its uncontrollable strength.

  2. Abraham Harold Maslow:

    Become aware of internal, subjective subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hither unconscious and uncontrollable processes

  3. Martin Llewellyn:

    As well as the return of measles and other vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, the continued upsurge in malaria could soon become uncontrollable.

  4. Joan Didion:

    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.

  5. Peter Kalivas:

    Certainly for years after being abstinent, they can suddenly get an uncontrollable motivation to take the drug, that always seemed to us to be the result of some enduring change, or a vulnerability left in the brain by the repeated use of drugs.


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