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When you combine that with the fact that the low latitudes are becoming impossible places to live in, then you have the potential for the existential threat where the planet becomes ungovernable.

After all, women who had “ungovernable” personalities and “strong resolution…plenty of what is termed nerve” were literally textbook examples of female insanity.

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Under a more centralized system the place would have been ungovernable.

There would be no end to the chaos that would ensue, making the country virtually ungovernable.

The ANC responded with a call to make the black areas ungovernable.

It implied courage, valor, dignity, and an attachment to personal freedom that made people almost ungovernable.

And he has always gotten a kick out of his rep as the ungovernable—maybe even a bit unbalanced—member of Team Obama.

But he marred it all by a temper so ungovernable that in Paris there was current a byword, "Explosive as Garnache."

Having been allowed to have his own way while small, he has cultivated an ungovernable desire to do as he pleases.

So popular and so ungovernable was the habit, that there is hardly any rational means to be found for accounting for it.

As the soldier kicked him up again, and continued to drag him along by the neck, the audience became ungovernable in their rage.

On the other hand they were likely to prove intractable and ungovernable, and many preferred even suicide to servitude.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ungovernable, such as: disobedient, indocile, uncontrollable, undisciplined, unmanageable, and unruly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.