uncontrollable

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adjective un·con·trol·la·ble \ˌən-kən-ˈtrō-lə-bəl\

Definition of uncontrollable

  1. 1 archaic :  free from control by a superior power :  absolute

  2. 2 :  incapable of being controlled :  ungovernable a rush of uncontrollable emotions

uncontrollability

play \ˌən-kən-ˌtrō-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

uncontrollably

play \ˌən-kən-ˈtrō-lə-blē\ adverb

Examples of uncontrollable in a Sentence

  1. the uncontrollable child kept throwing tantrums in public and creating scenes

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First Known Use of uncontrollable

1593


UNCONTROLLABLE Defined for English Language Learners

uncontrollable

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Definition of uncontrollable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be controlled


UNCONTROLLABLE Defined for Kids

uncontrollable

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adjective un·con·trol·la·ble \ˌən-kən-ˈtrō-lə-bəl\

Definition of uncontrollable for Students

  1. :  hard or impossible to control an uncontrollable rage

uncontrollably

\-blē\ adverb He was laughing uncontrollably.


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