Definition of uncontrollable in US English:



  • Not controllable.

    ‘her brother had an uncontrollable temper’
    • ‘She had bore the brunt of his wild moods, when he had become violent and uncontrollable.’
    • ‘He was a man of violent passions, easily moved to anger and outbursts of his famous temper, at times uncontrollable.’
    • ‘They included sudden loss of temper, withdrawal and uncontrollable shaking as a mission approached.’
    • ‘Her marriage to Jason Robards will have exacerbated this - his drinking was uncontrollable.’
    • ‘During Steve's first few weeks at the club I realised he was trouble in the club in that he had an uncontrollable temper.’
    • ‘The film is essentially a study of the futility, and, finally, uncontrollable, nature of revenge.’
    • ‘This results in uncontrollable behaviour, violence promiscuity, and sadly in some cases death.’
    • ‘I could blink and move my head, but everything else was uncontrollable.’
    • ‘That may be true of the play but it isn't true of Don Carlos the man; driven, as he is, by an uncontrollable passion.’
    • ‘If you haven't seen what the Wayans brothers can do, then you're missing out on some uncontrollable laughter.’
    • ‘Her mood swings had become erratic, her power uncontrollable and her temper volatile.’
    • ‘For weeks she lies awake, tortured by financial worries and the uncontrollable series of events that have led to her demise.’
    • ‘Soon Frankie was branded uncontrollable, a wild child who was not to be trusted.’
    • ‘An old flame and I met and reignited uncontrollable fires of passion.’
    • ‘It shows a number of uncontrollable violent clashes take place along the length of Clarence Street.’
    • ‘For over 20 years now, he has been investigating the uncontrollable forces that govern the act of drawing.’
    • ‘It's associated with a fiery temper, with an uncontrollable individuality and impetuousness.’
    • ‘Brown is right to think oil is a global problem, but it is also a global market, something that makes it utterly uncontrollable.’
    • ‘He screamed with uncontrollable laughter all the way through my pieces - which resulted in me getting the sack.’
    • ‘Splutter and wheeze in an uncontrollable manner, then rush back to the Kleenex as the yellow volcano continues to erupt.’
    unmanageable, out of control, ungovernable, wild, unruly, disorderly, recalcitrant, refractory, obstreperous, turbulent, intractable, incorrigible, disobedient, delinquent, insubordinate, defiant, non-compliant, undisciplined
    ungovernable, irresistible, irrepressible, unstoppable, unquenchable, uncontainable
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