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[in-kuh n-troh-luh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈtroʊ lə bəl/
not controllable; uncontrollable.
Origin of incontrollable
1590-1600; in-3 + controllable
Related forms
incontrollably, adverb Unabridged
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  • Never in his life had his whole being been so abandoned to incontrollable rage.

    Comrades Thomas Dixon
  • His abrupt, incontrollable guffaw of understanding and joy caused his now annoyed parent to whirl upon him in surprise.

    The Alternative George Barr McCutcheon
  • Set upon his will as the one law of Nature; storming forward with incontrollable violence: a very whirlwind of a man.

  • Just as soon as they git to be as overbearin' an' as incontrollable as we are, then there's goin' to be thunder to pay.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • It was inconceivable that in this room the sight of her had once stirred the Beast in him to incontrollable madness.

    The Sins of the Father Thomas Dixon
  • When he was told that they had stayed at Nancy, the poor child burst into incontrollable sobs, and refused to be comforted.

  • And with that there came a mighty and an incontrollable impulse to set it down, so as to preserve what I had seen.

    Jacob Behmen Alexander Whyte
  • The doctor answered with a smile that roused the master of the house to a pitch of incontrollable fury.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • She asked herself whether he had seen Leonetta, and what he thought of her, and she was seized by an incontrollable shudder.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • Ye br-reak into Hogan's house some night sufferin' fr'm an incontrollable impulse to take his watch.

    Mr. Dooley Says Finley Dunne
British Dictionary definitions for incontrollable


a less common word for uncontrollable
Derived Forms
incontrollably, adverb
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