un·​tam·​able | \ ˌən-ˈtā-mə-bəl How to pronounce untamable (audio) \

Definition of untamable

: unable to be tamed or brought under control an untamable spirit He had never dreamed a horse could have such spirit, be so untamable.— Walter Farley

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from untamable

untamably \ ˌən-​ˈtā-​mə-​blē How to pronounce untamably (audio) \ adverb
untamably wild

Examples of untamable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My splotchy skin and bushy eyebrows felt untamable; my arms too long. Abby Sher, New York Times, "The Distorted Reflections of an Eating Disorder," 25 Feb. 2020 Corsican pride is untamable; Corsicans’ allegiance is to their own flag, their own traditions, their own mountain. National Geographic, "In Corsica, on a quest for beautiful harmony," 24 July 2019 An altogether untamable stadium in which traditional expectations about what the game is should be set aside and the wonkiness accepted. Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Rockies Insider: With juiced balls opening the Coors Field floodgates, let’s unplug the humidor and really have some fun," 4 July 2019 Four-, five- and higher-dimensional shapes are essentially untamable: the range of possibilities is so enormous that mathematicians have limited their ambitions to understanding specialized subclasses of them. Quanta Magazine, "Getting Into Shapes: From Hyperbolic Geometry to Cube Complexes and Back," 2 Oct. 2012 Power Moves: With the Full Moon in your sign, let this week by a celebration, untamable Sag. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes May 28-June 3," 25 May 2018 Dark, explosive, pitiless, destructive, tornadoes are nature at its inhuman extreme, arousing awe and terror, the ultimate in the untamable and unknowable. John Timpane, Philly.com, "'Man Who Caught the Storm': A tempestuous, true tale of a legendary storm-chaser," 18 May 2018 But this tranquil childhood lair cannot protect the sisters from the danger ahead as Elsa's untamable powers are revealed. Deborah Wilker, Billboard, "'Frozen' Takes On Broadway," 15 Sep. 2017 Its oversize dimensions make tight spaces treacherous, but an astonishing suspension and comfy cabin mean no territory is untamable and no trip is uncomfortable. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Ford F-150 Raptor," 19 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'untamable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of untamable

1567, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about untamable

Time Traveler for untamable

Time Traveler

The first known use of untamable was in 1567

See more words from the same year

Statistics for untamable

Cite this Entry

“Untamable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamable. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

Comments on untamable

What made you want to look up untamable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!