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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungovernedadjective

    not restrained or controlled

    "unbridled rage"; "an unchecked temper"; "ungoverned rage"

  2. undisciplined, ungovernedadjective

    lacking in discipline or control

    "undisciplined behavior"; "ungoverned youth"


  1. ungovernedadjective

    Lacking control or discipline

  2. ungovernedadjective

    Lacking restraint

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ungovernedadjective

    The estate is yet ungovern’d. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    It pleaseth God above,
    And all good men of this ungovern’d isle. William Shakespeare.

    Seek for him,
    Lest his ungovern’d rage dissolve the life
    That wants the means to lead it. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Themselves they vilify’d
    To serve ungovern’d appetite. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Nor what to bid, or what forbid, he knows;
    Th’ ungovern’d tempest to such fury grows. Dryden.

    From her own back the burthen would remove,
    And lays the load on his ungovern’d love. Dryden.


  1. ungoverned

    Ungoverned refers to something or someone that is not controlled, regulated, or managed by a governing body or authority. It usually relates to a territory, area, population, or situation that lacks established rules, laws, or governance, often resulting in a state of disorder or chaos.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungoverned in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ungoverned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ungoverned in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister David Cameron:

    People want to know there is a whole plan for the future of Syria and the future of the region because it is perfectly right to say that a few extra bombs and missiles won't transform the situation, the faster we can degrade and destroy ISIL the safer we will be, but we will only be safe in the longer term if we can replace that ungoverned space ... with a proper Syrian government.

  2. James Clapper:

    There are, in addition to ISIL, probably six or eight other terrorist groups that have gathered in Libya. So it's a magnet because, essentially, it's ungoverned.

  3. Army Gen. Scott Miller:

    There are groups in Afghanistan who want nothing more than to harm others, these groups thrive in ungoverned spaces, they raise money, they recruit, they plan, they inspire attacks. We must maintain pressure on them.

  4. Vincent Stewart:

    With affiliates in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, the group is beginning to assemble a growing international footprint that includes ungoverned and under governed areas.

  5. Ryan Dillon:

    If a country becomes a failed state, if it becomes a lawless region, Seth Folsom begin to set the conditions for what happened in the years before 9/11, in those ungoverned spaces where we don’t know what is going on, that is where those seeds of extremism begin to blossom.

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