unmanageable

adjective
un·man·age·able | \ ˌən-ˈma-ni-jə-bəl \

Definition of unmanageable 

: not manageable : difficult or impossible to control or manage unmanageable hair an almost unmanageable amount of data The prisoner became unmanageable. an unmanageable temper an unmanageable number of students for one teacher an unmanageable amount of debt

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unmanageability \ˌən-ˌma-ni-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
unmanageably \ˌən-ˈma-ni-jə-blē \ adverb
an unmanageably large amount of data

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For early-career teachers, that price is especially unmanageable. Emmarie Huetteman, USA TODAY, "Unwieldy health costs often stand between teachers and higher pay," 13 June 2018 In fact, the storm is not causing an unmanageable amount of dust to fall on the rover itself—most of the dust is high in the atmosphere, blotting out the sky. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Optimistic That Opportunity Can Survive Martian Dust Storm," 13 June 2018 The president and his top lawyer are a double dose of unmanageable. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "Trump and Giuliani are a double dose of unmanageable," 4 May 2018 Terrorizing idle people turned into a vast, unmanageable task. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?," 24 Mar. 2014 She was accepted into Coppin State University, and had hoped to attend, but the cost of tuition seemed unmanageable. Lauren Lumpkin, baltimoresun.com, "Free tuition recipients begin college journey with BCCC orientation course," 25 June 2018 For early-career teachers, that price is especially unmanageable. Emmarie Huetteman, USA TODAY, "Unwieldy health costs often stand between teachers and higher pay," 13 June 2018 If the total is unmanageable, consider applying for a payment option that links your payments to your income. Ann Carrns, BostonGlobe.com, "Just out of college? Now is the time to take stock of your finances," 7 July 2018 For early-career teachers, that price is especially unmanageable. Emmarie Huetteman, Washington Post, "Unwieldy Health Costs Often Stand Between Teachers And Fatter Paychecks," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of unmanageable

1616, in the meaning defined above

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unmanageable

adjective
un·man·age·able | \ ˌən-ˈma-ni-jə-bəl \

Kids Definition of unmanageable

: hard or impossible to handle or control an unmanageable child

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