What is another word for unruly?

Pronunciation: [ʌnɹˈuːli] (IPA)

Unruly refers to something that is difficult to manage or control. Synonyms for unruly include unruly itself, disobedient, difficult, wild, wayward, waywardness, turbulent, uncontrollable, unmanageable, chaotic, and ungovernable. Disobedient is used for disobedient children or pets who refuse to follow orders. Difficult is used for situations that are hard to deal with. Wild is used for unrestrained behavior or actions. Wayward is used for someone who has a tendency to go against rules or conventions. Turbulent is used for a situation that is marked by disturbance or unrest. Uncontrollable refers to something that cannot be restrained or tamed. Unmanageable is used for something that is hard to keep under control. Chaotic refers to a situation that is disorganized and confused. Ungovernable is used for something that is impossible to govern or rule.

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What are the opposite words for unruly?

Unruly is an adjective that describes someone or something that is difficult to control, disobedient or disorderly. Its antonyms would be composed, obedient, and compliant. Composed refers to being calm and having one's emotions under control, while obedient refers to following rules, laws, or authority figures without questioning it, and compliant refers to being willing to do what is asked or required of you. Other antonyms of unruly include disciplined, well-behaved, manageable, and orderly. Unruly has a negative connotation and suggests chaos, but its antonyms carry positive connotations that imply a sense of control or regulation.

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Usage examples for Unruly

The fact sometimes stood unruly spirits in good stead when there was a merry night at the Black Bull.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
He was, indeed, but wild and unruly, very wild; you will have a more gentle husband.
"Landolin"
Berthold Auerbach
Getting up again, he said to himself, as he would to an unruly horse: Keep quiet, quiet!
"Landolin"
Berthold Auerbach

Famous quotes with Unruly

  • Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
    John Donne
  • In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.
    Jose Ortega y Gasset
  • The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.
    James Newman
  • Hope is a very unruly emotion.
    Gloria Steinem
  • "It is clear that God is saying, 'I gave man dominion over the earth, but he lost it. Now I desire mature sons and daughters who will in My name exercise dominion over the earth and subdue Satan, the unruly, the rebellious. Take back My world from those who would loot it and abuse it. Rule as I would rule.'" —
    Pat Robertson

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