untamable

adjective
un·tam·able | \ ˌən-ˈtā-mə-bəl \

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 \ adverb
untamably wild

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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 By focusing on wild apples, Thoreau was making his standard argument for the uncultivated and untamable aspects of life. Longreads, "Late in Life, Thoreau Became a Serious Darwinist," 13 July 2017 An offbeat choice, but everything about Abel Ferrara is offbeat, improbable, untamable, and legend-obscured. James Wolcott, HWD, "Trump: The Movie, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You (if Theaters Still Exist)," 19 June 2017 Among the rich tumult of untamable alleys, shops—intentionally unchanged—are not only storefronts but workshops. Tamar Adler, CNT, "How to Eat Your Way Through Genoa, Italy's Most Underrated City," 31 May 2017 An offbeat choice, but everything about Abel Ferrara is offbeat, improbable, untamable, and legend-obscured. James Wolcott, vanityfair.com, "Trump: The Movie, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You (if Theaters Still Exist)," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of untamable

1567, in the meaning defined above

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