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unruly

un·ru·ly

unruly

 
 
pronunciation:
uhn ru li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unrulier, unruliest
definition: not submitting readily to rule or restriction; difficult or impossible to control; wild.
an unruly child
synonyms:
fractious, obstreperous, rebellious, uncontrollable, wayward, wild
antonyms:
disciplined, docile, obedient, tractable
similar words:
contumacious, disobedient, headstrong, insubordinate, mad, mutinous, recalcitrant, refractory, restive, rowdy, turbulent, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable
derivation: unruliness (n.)
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