Definition of unbiddable in US English:



  • 1Not easily controlled; unruly or disobedient.

    • ‘Since the middle ages, the ruling class has regarded them as seething cesspits of humanity, undisciplined and unbiddable.’
    • ‘Here were lives lived in the light of eternity, punctuated by tragedy, illuminated by the joy of unbiddable grace.’
    • ‘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.’
    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, incorrigible
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  • 2Bridge
    Not strong enough to justify a bid.

    ‘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.’