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Synonyms for ungovernable
ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly(adj)

    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, uncontrollable, boisterous, unmanageable, unruly

    Antonyms:
    manageable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ungovernable

    Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, factious, fractious, froward, intractable, obstinate, perverse, petulant, stubborn, untoward, wayward, wilful

    Antonyms:
    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ungovernable

    Synonyms:
    unruly, unmanageable, refractory, disobedient, lawless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ungovernable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unruly, refractory, uncontrollable, intractable, unmanageable, irrepressible, riotous, rebellious, mutinous, wild, rampant, headstrong, infuriate, mad, frantic, furious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ungovernable(a)

    Synonyms:
    unruly, unmanageable, refractory, intractable, mutinous, impotent, irrepressible, rampant, unbridled, impetuous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    unmanageable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#6811contrary
#24054stubborn
#27763refractory
#31251lawless
#31554perverse
#33621wayward
#39714unruly
#40751uncontrollable
#42831intractable
#60245boisterous
#61099wilful
#62649disobedient
#64747unmanageable
#66176obstinate
#77881irrepressible
#79668untoward
#101520rambunctious
#103649petulant
#111963fractious
#179979ungovernable
#212583uncorrectable
#220187factious
#230741froward

How to use ungovernable in a sentence?

  1. Willy Lam:

    They may not fire her immediately, but her chances for a second term are totally gone now and they may find a reason to let her go without losing much face because now she is hated by everybody in Hong Kong and her administration has become quite ungovernable.

  2. Julius Maada Bio:

    These attacks are therefore premeditated, orchestrated, and executed with a clear objective – to make the state ungovernable.

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