un·​con·​tain·​able ˌən-kən-ˈtā-nə-bəl How to pronounce uncontainable (audio)
: not able to be restrained, checked, or controlled : not possible to contain
uncontainable joy/enthusiasm/energy

Examples of uncontainable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Born with a pencil in his hand and an uncontainable universe brewing in his imagination, J.D. Netto found solace in the arts from an early age. Nick Kasmik, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Cromer’s brooding countenance captures Vanya’s uncontainable frustration. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 14 July 2023 But the policy proved unsustainable owing to the overzealousness of its implementation and the uncontainable infectiousness of the Omicron variant. Lynette H. Ong, Foreign Affairs, 11 Jan. 2023 The crowd radiates a chaotic, uncontainable energy, understanding that there will be a precise before and after this moment. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 21 June 2023 Diana’s uncontainable spirit became more present throughout the eighties; through the dazzling sequins of her Dynasty Di era, the rebellious black leather and punkish blue eyeliner worn to rock concerts, and the tongue-in-cheek slogan knits that spoke so very loud against her coy demeanor. Eloise Moran, ELLE, 31 Aug. 2022 The novel does feel uncontainable. Akil Kumarasamy, The Atlantic, 15 Aug. 2022 Photographing inside makeshift dwellings and urban apartments last spring, often in the company of UNICEF workers, Saman saw that the terrible scenarios initially envisioned in the settlements’ crowded quarters—the coronavirus spreading uncontainable sickness and death—had been averted. National Geographic, 13 Oct. 2020 As author, Carroll asserts his authority predominantly by regulating his muse’s size fluctuations; however, the rapidity of said fluctuations betrays apprehension, stemming from Carroll’s conception of female maturity as uncontainable and chaotic—that is to say, fundamentally too much. Longreads, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncontainable was in 1618

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“Uncontainable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontainable. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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