unmanageable

adjective un·man·age·able \ ˌən-ˈma-ni-jə-bəl \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

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

unmanageability

play \ˌən-ˌma-ni-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

unmanageably

play \ˌən-ˈma-ni-jə-blē\ adverb
    • an unmanageably large amount of data

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First Known Use of unmanageable

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UNMANAGEABLE Defined for Kids

unmanageable

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

Definition of unmanageable for Students

: hard or impossible to handle or control
  • an unmanageable child


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