un·​tam·​able ˌən-ˈtā-mə-bəl How to pronounce untamable (audio)
: 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
untamably adverb
untamably wild

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web McCracken’s narrator radiates love for her mother, a feisty enthusiast with untamable curls who is indeed the hero of her book. Judith Shulevitz, The Atlantic, 21 Oct. 2022 Through methodical, dispassionate testimony, Hutchinson brought the committee and those watching directly inside Trump’s Oval Office, which bore frightening resemblance to a day-care center catering to a particularly spoiled and untamable child. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 She’s wild and strange — or in a term these cowboys might better understand, untamable. Caroline Framke, Variety, 14 Apr. 2022 The formal, structured design of the chandelier has been reenvisaged as untamable nature. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untamable was in 1567

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“Untamable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamable. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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