uncontrollable

adjective un·con·trol·la·ble \ ˌən-kən-ˈtrō-lə-bəl \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of uncontrollable

1 : incapable of being controlled : ungovernable
  • a rush of uncontrollable emotions
2 archaic : free from control by a superior power : absolute

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

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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UNCONTROLLABLE Defined for English Language Learners

uncontrollable

Definition of uncontrollable for English Language Learners

  • : not able to be controlled


UNCONTROLLABLE Defined for Kids

uncontrollable

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

Definition of uncontrollable for Students

: hard or impossible to control
  • an uncontrollable rage

uncontrollably

\-blē\ adverb
  • He was laughing uncontrollably.


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