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

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

Examples of untamable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The young golfer sized up one of those seemingly untamable shots out of the thick stuff. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2021 My splotchy skin and bushy eyebrows felt untamable; my arms too long. Abby Sher, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2020 Corsican pride is untamable; Corsicans’ allegiance is to their own flag, their own traditions, their own mountain. National Geographic, 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, 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, 2 Oct. 2012 Power Moves: With the Full Moon in your sign, let this week by a celebration, untamable Sag. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, 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, 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, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of untamable

1567, in the meaning defined above

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“Untamable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamable. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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