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uncontrollable

[uhn-kuh n-troh-luh-buh l] /ˌʌn kənˈtroʊ lə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being controlled or restrained:
uncontrollable anger.
noun
2.
something, as an obligation, that cannot be controlled, reduced, or dispensed with:
the uncontrollables in the new federal budget.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; un-1 + control + -able
Related forms
uncontrollably, adverb
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  • We use the imagination in order to establish our own agency in chaotic and uncontrollable situations.
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  • Some would stumble as they walked or have uncontrollable tremors.
  • When the explosion came, it was violent, and it revealed the almost uncontrollable rage felt by the country's majority.
British Dictionary definitions for uncontrollable

uncontrollable

/ˌʌnkənˈtrəʊləbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being controlled or managed
Derived Forms
uncontrollability, uncontrollableness, noun
uncontrollably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uncontrollable
adj.

1570s, "irrefutable," from un- (1) "not" + controllable. From 1590s as "not subject to authority;" meaning "that cannot be restrained" is from 1640s. Related: Uncontrollably.

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