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Definition 1: hard to control - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unmanageable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a difficult child
  • an unmanageable situation

Synonyms for unmanageable in the sense of this definition

(unmanageable is similar to ...) incapable of being controlled

"the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"

(unmanageable is similar to ...) difficult or impossible to manage or control

"an incorrigible mess"

(unmanageable is similar to ...) incapable of being checked or restrained

(means also ...) boldly resisting authority or an opposing force

"brought up to be aggressive and defiant" "a defiant attitude"

(means also ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

(means also ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

Definition 2: difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unmanageable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
  • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel

Synonyms for unmanageable in the sense of this definition

(unmanageable is similar to ...) difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape

"an awkward bundle to carry" "a load of bunglesome paraphernalia" "clumsy wooden shoes" "the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl"

(unmanageable is similar to ...) difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight

"a cumbersome piece of machinery" "cumbrous protective clothing"

Definition 3: incapable of being controlled or managed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unmanageable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • uncontrollable children
  • an uncorrectable habit

Synonyms for unmanageable in the sense of this definition

(unmanageable is similar to ...) impervious to correction by punishment

Definition 4: difficult to solve or alleviate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where unmanageable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • uncontrollable pain

Synonyms for unmanageable in the sense of this definition

(unmanageable is similar to ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

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