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1. unruly

adjective. ['ənˈruːli'] noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline.

Synonyms

  • rumbustious
  • rambunctious
  • disorderly
  • robustious

Antonyms

  • easy
  • ease
  • effortless
  • undemanding

Etymology

  • unruly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Unruly

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  • bernoulli
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  • truly
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Example sentences of the word unruly


1. Adjective
Clear gels allow you to tame unruly or even curly hairs that never stay in place.

2. Adverb
Prune when growth becomes unruly.

Quotes containing the word unruly


1. He'd changed since the last summer. Instead of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, he wore a button-down shirt, khaki pants, and leather loafers. His sandy hair, which used to be so unruly, was now clipped short. He look like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing to Harvard this year.
- Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

2. Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.
- Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

3. My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument."Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.
- Desmond Tutu

2. unruly

adjective. ['ənˈruːli'] of persons.

Synonyms

  • difficult
  • unmanageable
  • uncontrollable
  • indocile

Antonyms

  • calm
  • spiritless
  • tidy
  • tame

Etymology

  • unruly (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. unruly

adjective. ['ənˈruːli'] unwilling to submit to authority.

Synonyms

  • insubordinate

Antonyms

  • tractable
  • compliant

Etymology

  • unruly (Middle English (1100-1500))
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