unruly

Part of speech: noun

Unruliness.

Part of speech: adjective

Disposed to resist control; ungovernable.

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Usage examples "unruly":

  1. Will you in the plenitude of your might, and the resoluteness of kindled energy, will the extinction of those unruly passions? - "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.
  2. Evidently he had no mind that his old landlord should suffer from the claims of his unruly son- in- law. - "An Introduction to Shakespeare", H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham.
  3. Alfonso appears to have cherished affection for his unruly son, for upon hearing, soon after the reconciliation, that Sancho was seriously ill, the King died of grief. - "The Story of Seville", Walter M. Gallichan.