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Definitions and Synonyms of unruly | Another word for unruly | What is unruly?

Definition 1: noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a boisterous crowd
  • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
  • a robustious group of teenagers
  • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
  • an unruly class

Synonyms for unruly in the sense of this definition

(unruly is similar to ...) undisciplined and unruly

"disorderly youths" "disorderly conduct"

Definition 2: unwilling to submit to authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • unruly teenagers

Synonyms for unruly in the sense of this definition

(unruly is similar to ...) not submissive to authority

"a history of insubordinate behavior" "insubordinate boys"

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

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

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

Synonyms for unruly in the sense of this definition

(unruly is similar to ...) hard to control

"a difficult child" "an unmanageable situation"

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