What does uncontrollable mean?

Definitions for uncontrollable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncontrollable, unmanageable(adj)

    difficult to solve or alleviate

    "uncontrollable pain"

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

    of persons

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

  3. uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable(adj)

    incapable of being controlled or managed

    "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"

  4. irrepressible, uncontrollable(adj)

    impossible to repress or control

    "an irrepressible chatterbox"; "uncontrollable laughter"


  1. uncontrollable(Adjective)

    Not able to be controlled, contained or governed.

    She got the uncontrollable urge for some chocolate.

  2. Origin: From un- + controllable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncontrollable(adj)

    incapable of being controlled; ungovernable; irresistible; as, an uncontrollable temper; uncontrollable events

  2. Uncontrollable(adj)

    indisputable; irrefragable; as, an uncontrollable maxim; an uncontrollable title

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uncontrollable

    un-kon-trō′la-bl, adj. not capable of being controlled: indisputable.—n. Uncontroll′ableness.—adv. Uncontroll′ably.—adj. Uncontrolled′.—adv. Uncontroll′edly.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncontrollable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uncontrollable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edgar Watson Howe:

    Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    We can all fight the battles of just one day. It is when we add the burdens of two uncontrollable days, yesterday and tomorrow, that we get overwhelmed.

  3. Santiago Dondo:

    In a sector like mining which needs so much investment, so much capital, all the economic distortions like currency controls and uncontrollable inflation have a very strong and negative impact.

  4. Dan Pfeiffer:

    The incredible and uncontrollable obsession with all things Trump has moved almost all of the scrutiny and focus to the GOP side of the equation once Clinton survived the Benghazi hearing and Biden dropped out.

  5. 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.

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Translations for uncontrollable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • unkontrollierbarGerman
  • incontrolableSpanish
  • pitelemätön, hillitön, hallitsematon, kontrolloimatonFinnish
  • incontrôlableFrench
  • incontrollabileItalian
  • incontrolabil, necontrolabilRomanian
  • неконтролируемый, неуправляемыйRussian

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