Character 6
Hyphenation un rul y
Pronunciations /ʌnˈɹuːli/

Definitions and meanings of "Unruly"

What do we mean by unruly?

Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule. adjective

Difficult to keep in place or in order. adjective

Not according to rule; irregularly.

Disposed to resist rule or lawful restraint, or to violate laws laid down; lawless; turbulent; ungovernable; refractory; disorderly; tumultuous: as, an unruly child.

Not submissive to rule; disregarding restraint; disposed to violate; turbulent; ungovernable; refractory adjective

Wild; uncontrolled adjective

Of persons adjective

Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline adjective

Unwilling to submit to authority adjective

Wild; uncontrolled.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Unruly

The word "unruly" in example sentences

Principal Hector Espinoza has taken the unusual step of canceling the final seven games of the Cougars season after the team had engaged in what he called unruly behavior during competition. ❋ Unknown (2009)

It acts as a kind of palimpsest over which the literary writer might inscribe his/her own variations on "criminal" behavior and its sources in unruly human impulses. ❋ Unknown (2010)

She looked at his hands, the backs of which were covered in unruly black hair. ❋ Jonathan Sapers (2010)

It reaches up the poles and strives in unruly tufts down where the trees harbor their gloom. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Nip off the leaves that are faded, prune in unruly shoots, see if any need re-potting. ❋ Unknown (1872)

As soon as practicable he called the unruly body to order, beat upon the rude desk to enforce attention, and, in the lull that succeeded, briefly defined the purpose of the meeting, ending with introducing the speaker and craving for her their respectful attention. ❋ Unknown (1869)

I was a young teacher … from age 20 to 25 and "unruly" - having been involved in the first teachers strikes in NYC to get the right to collective bargaining and then for the first contract, in successive years - 2nd strike in ❋ Unknown (2010)

Perhaps they are even reflected in that little unexpected epithet, "unruly" - suggesting the sun himself had challenged the Roman inquisition. ❋ Unknown (2009)

As you can see, the bush vines lie in unruly rows since they aren’t trellised. ❋ Unknown (2009)

While Levi had debated on what to name his new pet, Sophie and Jake had taken to calling the unruly pup the Lakota word for dog, which stuck. ❋ Lori Armstrong (2010)

Kayimbi called the capture an important victory for the national army, which is often characterized as unruly and undisciplined. ❋ Unknown (2007)

He stood at attention, back to the viewer, and coughed loudly, as if calling an unruly class to order. ❋ CARMEN CARTER (1988)

There's very wicked people in this world, mister, and they will not control what's termed the unruly member. ❋ Unknown (1899)

There were plenty of bishops and archbishops there, of course, and they were perfectly willing -- as they had been from the first, for that matter -- to baptize the unruly royal convert, but Vladimir was not content now with that. ❋ George Cary Eggleston (1875)

Man with arm in splint called unruly by flight crew, removed from London-bound US Airways jet Appeals court orders disbarred NY lawyer convicted in terrorism case to prison Blogger strikes back against Pebble mine defender who wants boycott of Seattle restaurants Astronauts inspect space shuttle Atlantis for damage as it approaches space station

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