uncontainable

adjective
un·con·tain·able | \ˌən-kən-ˈtā-nə-bəl \

Definition of uncontainable 

: not able to be restrained, checked, or controlled : not possible to contain uncontainable joy/enthusiasm/energy

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In the prime of his career, in the mid-90s through the mid-aughts, he was considered one of hockey’s greatest players, a combination of uncontainable speed and skill. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Should Detroit Red Wings retire Sergei Fedorov's No. 91? It's time.," 12 July 2018 Sadr quickly established himself as an uncontainable force in Iraq. Thanassis Cambanis, BostonGlobe.com, "How did Iraq’s Moqtada al-Sadr become a statesman? People just got used to him," 26 May 2018 Thematically, the books share similar ideas, with humanity facing an expanding, uncontainable ecological crisis (kinda like global warming!). Matt Miller, Esquire, "Should You Read Annihilation Before Seeing The Movie?," 22 Feb. 2018 In fact, to be forced to choose between a) war under unfavorable circumstances for which America is not prepared, and b) the emergence of an aggressive, uncontainable, existential threat is not just a failure. Jim Talent, National Review, "War with North Korea Is a Distinct Possibility," 15 Sep. 2017 Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of all time. Adam Bernstein, Alaska Dispatch News, "Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91," 20 Aug. 2017 Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of all time. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91," 20 Aug. 2017 Cloaked by night and therefore hidden from Roxane’s eyes, Cyrano here finally lets Roxane see his true self; the love and uncontainable joy in Ridge’s voice will be familiar to anyone who’s ever been there. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winner by a nose: James Ridge embodies the passion of 'Cyrano de Bergerac'," 3 July 2017

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1618, in the meaning defined above

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