un·​con·​tain·​able | \ ˌən-kən-ˈtā-nə-bəl How to pronounce uncontainable (audio) \

Definition of uncontainable

: 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 The seemingly uncontainable virus is now exploding in China, smashing records daily and laying bare a tragic fault in China's COVID policies: the country's most vulnerable—older people—are among the least protected by vaccination. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2022 Their third album, Headful of Sugar, out May 6, is a riotous rush of melodic hooks, rhythmic energy, adventurous production, and an uncontainable passion for life as a rock & roll band that the last two years have only made stronger. Simon Vozick-levinson, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2022 Giannis is uncontainable, and Bobby Portis creates a matchup issue because of his ability to stretch the floor from the 4 or 5. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 Though hardly the first to do so (see Kellogg and masturbation), his influence, along with the seemingly uncontainable wellness industry, has given us another layer under which to cloak diet culture. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 10 Jan. 2022 Arca always pushes us out of our musical comfort zones, experimenting with form and genre in ways that are unwieldy and can feel uncontainable, but are always beautiful. Amel Mukhtar, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2022 Fuelled by rising prices and crypto-native investment vehicles, the appetite for cryptocurrencies and N.F.T.s often feels uncontainable, unable to be absorbed by the incumbent tech giants. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2021 And love can be like that sometimes, a raging storm or an uncontainable wildfire. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 12 Sep. 2021 If and when the outbreak is deemed uncontainable, the government will inevitably impose restrictions and introduce emergency legislation to ensure that public services and the economy are able to cope. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 11 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of uncontainable

1618, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontainable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontainable. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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