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

Examples of untamable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors can find real solitude in a wilderness that feels untamable, despite a human history that dates back thousands of years. Stephanie Pearson, Travel + Leisure, 25 June 2024 In Still Austin’s case, the result of this mixture of science, chemistry, and the untamable force of nature is a tasty rye whiskey that also has a point of view. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 24 Mar. 2024 Suicidality can also be like a wave that subsides only to return suddenly as an untamable swell. Maggie Jones, New York Times, 17 May 2023 The three of them have a good thing going at their noodle shop, but untamable feelings and an unexpected pregnancy throw their fragile dynamic into instability, resulting in belabored emotional peaks and valleys sure to appeal to those acclimated to the soap genre. Charles Bramesco, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 Like Frankenstein's monster, untamable. Bob Zukis, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Sufjan Stevens’s catalogue feels wild and untamable. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 30 Nov. 2022 In celebrating this day of the dead and of temporary transformation, give a thought to one of the oldest and most untamable microbes, the rabies virus. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2013 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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