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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageableadjective

    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, difficultadjective

    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, unmanageableadjective

    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, unmanageableadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unmanageableadjective

    Synonyms:
    not easily governed

  2. unmanageableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unmanageableadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unmanageable":

    uncontrollable, ungovernable, unworkable, cumbersome, uncontrolled

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#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. Gabe Kelen:

    The US would be unmanageable.

  2. Plato:

    Of all the animals, the boy is the most 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. Jayanta Bandopadhyay:

    We have 15 years ... that's the rough time frame I give for sea level rise to become very difficult and population pressure to become almost unmanageable.

  5. Mel Silva:

    The code’s arbitration model with bias criteria presents unmanageable financial and operational risk for Google, if this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia.


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