Definition of ungovernable
: not capable of being governed, guided, or restrained
Examples of ungovernable in a Sentence
The people there seemed almost ungovernable.
a handful of ungovernable students are disrupting the learning environment for everyone else
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Both sides agree that the territory will become ungovernable without some kind of political change.
These are failed, essentially ungovernable states (except for Iran) where reliable data is hard to find.
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UNGOVERNABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ungovernable for English Language Learners
: impossible to govern
: impossible to control
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