What does unmanageable mean?

Definitions for unmanageable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwieldy, unmanageable(adj)

    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"

  2. unmanageable, difficult(adj)

    hard to control

    "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"

  3. uncontrollable, unmanageable(adj)

    difficult to solve or alleviate

    "uncontrollable pain"

  4. uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable(adj)

    incapable of being controlled or managed

    "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"


  1. unmanageable(Adjective)

    Not manageable; not readily submitting to handling or management; not easily restrained, governed, or directed; not controllable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unmanageable

    un-man′āj-a-bl, adj. not manageable, not easily controlled or directed.—n. Unman′ageableness.—adv. Unman′ageably.—adj. Unman′aged, not controlled: not broken in.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unmanageable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unmanageable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.

  2. 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.

  3. Eugene Kabambi:

    If we only organize in Kisenso, there will be huge crowds coming to Kisenso to obtain the vaccine and that could become unmanageable, so we're going to wait a little to obtain more (syringes).

  4. John Mauldin:

    If interest rates were allowed to rise, it would not be too long until interest-rate expenses consumed an unmanageable portion of your tax revenues, therefore, it is clear to me, at least, that the BOJ and the Ministry of Finance will not allow interest rates to rise.

  5. Nadiya Savchenko:

    I have the energy of a 15-year-old and the physical health of a 35-year-old and the wisdom and life experience of a 90-year-old, i'm not so stupid and it's not that easy to manipulate me. I don't remember this happening in my former life. Commanders said that I was unmanageable, unpredictable and they often had a big problem with this. I'll be the same for the politicians.

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