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Synonyms for unmanageable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageable(adj)

    difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

    "we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter"; "almost dropped the unwieldy parcel"

    Synonyms:
    clunky, difficult, uncorrectable, ungainly, gawky, unwieldy, uncontrollable, clumsy

    Antonyms:
    dirigible, manipulable, directed, steerable, tractable, administrable, corrigible, governable, controllable, manageable

  2. unmanageable, difficult(adj)

    hard to control

    "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"

    Synonyms:
    uncorrectable, uncontrollable, hard, unwieldy, difficult

    Antonyms:
    governable, dirigible, tractable, controllable, manipulable, manageable, administrable, directed, corrigible, steerable

  3. uncontrollable, unmanageable(adj)

    difficult to solve or alleviate

    "uncontrollable pain"

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

    Antonyms:
    manipulable, administrable, governable, steerable, tractable, manageable, corrigible, directed, controllable, dirigible

  4. uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable(adj)

    incapable of being controlled or managed

    "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"

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

    Antonyms:
    administrable, dirigible, tractable, corrigible, steerable, manageable, manipulable, controllable, governable, directed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unmanageable

    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, uncontrollable, ungovernable

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

    Preposition:
    Rebellious to or against lawful authority.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unmanageable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    not easily governed

  2. unmanageable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unwieldy, unhandy, cumbersome, cumbrous, awkward, incommodious, inconvenient

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unmanageable(a)

    Synonyms:
    ungovernable, intractable, refractory, fractious, cumbersome, unwieldy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    uncontrollable, ungovernable, unworkable, cumbersome, uncontrolled

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#596hard
#1928difficult
#24392uncontrolled
#27419cumbersome
#27763refractory
#28776clumsy
#33175rebellious
#39714unruly
#40751uncontrollable
#42831intractable
#58332clunky
#58750unwieldy
#62649disobedient
#64747unmanageable
#65057unworkable
#77881irrepressible
#97338seditious
#121797ungainly
#179637insubordinate
#179979ungovernable
#183607mutinous
#197054gawky
#212583uncorrectable
#282433contumacious

How to use unmanageable in a sentence?

  1. John Mauldin:

    If interest rates were allowed to rise, it would not be too long until interest-rate expenses consumed an unmanageable portion of your tax revenues, therefore, it is clear to me, at least, that the BOJ and the Ministry of Finance will not allow interest rates to rise.

  2. Gabe Kelen:

    The US would be unmanageable.

  3. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    The art deprived of closeness to the world is, in fact, pure, flat, unmanageable, decorative. Totally extraneous because she herself destroyed outer. Empty and indifferent, deprived of destiny, it solves only technical issues.

  4. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Nicholas Alahverdian said, Both facilities were closed by their states both before and after my placement in those facilities for the rampant abuse and negligence that ensued on a daily basis. And, of most concern to the taxpayer, the state expended over a quarter of a million dollars on this corrupt, for-profit corporation that cut staff and services, increased the population, reaped in the profits, and sipped martinis and watched the sun rise as the children they were responsible for wept from the pain of the punch and the constant, piercing screaming that ensued as a result of the unmanageable population juxtaposed with assaultive, unprofessional, ill-equipped staff.

  5. Plato:

    Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.


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