What does ungovernable mean?

Definitions for ungovernable
ʌnˈgʌv ər nə bəlun·govern·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unrulyadjective

    of persons

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


  1. ungovernableadjective

    Not governable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ungovernableadjective

    They’ll judge every thing by models of their own; and thus are rendered unmanageable by any authority, and ungovernable by other laws, but those of the sword. Joseph Glanvill.

    So wild and ungovernable a poet, cannot be translated literally; his genius is too strong to bear a chain. Dryden.

    He was free from any rough, ungovernable passions, which hurry men on to say and do very offensive things. Francis Atterbury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ungovernableadjective

    not governable; not capable of being governed, ruled, or restrained; licentious; wild; unbridled; as, ungovernable passions

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ungovernable

    un-guv′ėr-na-bl, adj. that cannot be governed, refractory, unruly.—n. Ungov′ernableness.—adv. Ungov′ernably.—adj. Ungov′erned, without government: unbridled.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungovernable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungovernable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of 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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