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
Recent Examples of ungovernable from the Web
Every society has to confront the ungovernable genie of sexuality and tries various ways to deal with it, and none of them work very well.
Once billed as a tool for building community, the web has devolved into an ungovernable swamp of hate, surveillance, and distraction.
Though just two hours from Mexico City by plane, Campeche was, in those days, far from the centers of colonial power and virtually ungovernable.
The 28—soon to be 27—EU members have little desire to take in five obstreperous new Balkan states that would make the union even more ungovernable, and would expect financial aid at a time when the post-Brexit EU budget will already be stretched.
An ungovernable Hong Kong might tempt Beijing to intervene directly.
The factional feuding inside the White House among traditional Republicans, family aides and the populists led by Stephen Bannon became an ungovernable embarrassing mess.
Both sides agree that the city will become ungovernable without some kind of political change.
To shut down the war, the antiwar movement and the country as a whole had to become ungovernable.
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First Known Use of ungovernable
balky, contrary, contumacious, defiant, disobedient, froward, incompliant, insubordinate, intractable, obstreperous, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, unruly, untoward, wayward, willful (or wilful);
adamant, adamantine, dogged, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, peevish, pertinacious, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding;
Synonym Discussion of ungovernable
- unruly children
- ungovernable rage
- intractable opponents of the hazardous-waste dump
- special schools for refractory children
- acts of sabotage by a recalcitrant populace
- a willful disregard for the rights of others
- a headstrong young cavalry officer
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