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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNRULINESS

So did a child, threatened for his unruliness with the revelation of the man with two heads.

Unruliness must have been tamed and regular attention secured.

He had shut his eyes to the man's unruliness and his daughter's intervention to free him; but now he was without pity.

A spirit of unruliness diffused itself among us and, under its influence, differences of culture and constitution were waived.

For the first few days of our journey, we suffered greatly from the unruliness of the camels.

The same conditions which bring about irritability and unruliness on the part of the child accompany suicidal tendencies.

It has the tartness, the briskness, the unruliness of spring, and the aroma and intensity of summer.

The most unreasonable things in the world become most reasonable, because of the unruliness of men.

And they thought that there were almost as many more that could not be served, through their unruliness.

This self-conceit of his, meanwhile, is apt to make him unruly, and the cause of unruliness in others when he emigrates.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from un- (1) "not" + obsolete ruly "amenable to rule." Related: Unruliness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNRULINESS

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