What does unruly mean?

Definitions for unrulyʌnˈru li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unruly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boisterous, rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly(adj)

    noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

    "a boisterous crowd"; "a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"; "a robustious group of teenagers"; "beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"; "an unruly class"

  2. disobedient, unruly(adj)

    unwilling to submit to authority

    "unruly teenagers"

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

    of persons

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


  1. unruly(Adjective)

    wild; uncontrolled

    The police gathered to contain the unruly mob.

  2. Origin: probably from . Cognate to rolig, ruhig

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unruly

    not submissive to rule; disregarding restraint; disposed to violate; turbulent; ungovernable; refractory; as, an unruly boy; unruly boy; unruly conduct


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unruly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unruly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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Translations for unruly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خارج عن السيطرة, متوحش, جامحArabic
  • revoltoso, descontrolado, incontrolableSpanish
  • سرکش, نافرمانPersian
  • kuritonFinnish
  • incontrôlable, indiscipliné, désobéissantFrench
  • अनियंत्रितHindi
  • desgovernado, descontroladoPortuguese
  • neascultător, nesupusRomanian

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