What does unruly mean?

Definitions for unruly
ʌnˈru liun·ruly

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. unruly(Adjective)

    wild; uncontrolled

    The police gathered to contain the unruly mob.

    Etymology: 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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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

Examples of unruly in a Sentence

  1. Emma Briant:

    The current regime of unregulated, unruly, unethical influence companies both makes us unsafe and undermines democratic debate.

  2. Mohammed Sani Abu Sha'aban:

    The closure of the school is really a source of concern and very disturbing to us who have unruly children and wards.

  3. Heather MacDonald:

    The protesters surrounded all the doors to the Atheneum where I was supposed to speak, so none of the students who had signed up to attend my lecture could get in, i was hustled from my guest suite by several police officers from Claremont PD into the lecture hall. It was decided that I would give the speech for live streaming to a largely empty hall. The organizers moved the podium so that it would not be visible through the windows to the students surrounding the building once night fell. We jumpstarted the timing of my talk as the crowd seemed to be getting more unruly.

  4. Charles Grant.Richard Curtis:

    When I started it, I thought it would last for one year, so, it's turned out to be a very unruly but long-lasting child.

  5. Nicole Perna:

    Chris is currently in Las Vegas as he is performing at Drai's on May 5th and receiving a Key to the Strip that day as well, he has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.

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