unmanageable

Not manageable; not readily submitting to handling or management; not easily restrained, governed, or directed; not controllable.

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  • unmanageable — index contumacious, disobedient, disordered, disorderly, fractious, froward, impossible, impracticable …   Law dictionary

  • unmanageable — 1630s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + MANAGEABLE (Cf. manageable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unmanageable — [adj] unruly, wild awkward, berserk, chaotic, crazy, disobedient, disorderly, hysterical, lawless, madcap, nuts, out of control, outrageous, riotous, rowdy, turbulent, unbridled, uncontrollable, uncontrolled, undisciplined, ungovernable,… …   New thesaurus

  • unmanageable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ difficult or impossible to manage or control. DERIVATIVES unmanageably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unmanageable — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unmanageable — [[t]ʌnmæ̱nɪʤəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unmanageable, you mean that it is difficult to use, deal with, or control. People were visiting the house every day, sometimes in unmanageable numbers. ...her freckles and… …   English dictionary

  • unmanageable — un|man|age|a|ble [ ʌn mænıdʒəbl ] adjective extremely difficult to control or organize: The conflict could reach unmanageable proportions. My life had become unmanageable. a. used about someone whose behavior you cannot control or influence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unmanageable — adjective 1) the huge project was unmanageable Syn: troublesome, awkward, inconvenient; cumbersome, bulky, unwieldy 2) his behavior was becoming unmanageable Syn: uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly, disorderly, ou …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unmanageable — UK [ʌnˈmænɪdʒəb(ə)l] / US adjective a) extremely difficult to control or organize The conflict could reach unmanageable proportions. My life had become unmanageable. b) used about someone whose behaviour you cannot control or influence …   English dictionary

  • unmanageable — adj.; unmanageability, unmanageableness, n.; unmanageably, adv. * * * …   Universalium

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