One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Not easily controlled; unruly or disobedient.
badly behaved, disobedient, bad, misbehaved, misbehaving, wayward, defiant, unruly, insubordinate, wilful, self-willed, delinquent, undisciplined, unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, disorderly, disruptive, mutinous, fractious, refractory, recalcitrant, errant, wild, wicked, obstreperous, difficult, troublesome, awkward, contrary, perverse, attention-seeking, exasperating, incorrigibleView synonyms
- ‘Since the middle ages, the ruling class has regarded them as seething cesspits of humanity, undisciplined and unbiddable.’
- ‘The magnificently unbiddable Labour MP points out that the he may be the gangster's friend.’
- ‘The animals having proved unbiddable, the president seems this week to have become the dog's cushion, bearing the imprint of whichever backside sat on him last.’
- ‘Here were lives lived in the light of eternity, punctuated by tragedy, illuminated by the joy of unbiddable grace.’
2(of a card, suit, or hand) that cannot be bid or bid on.‘some hands would be unbiddable if we applied that rule to them’
- ‘Each trick taken by an opponent scores a value equal to the number of unbiddable tricks.’
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