Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Incapable of being governed, restrained, or controlled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not governable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not governable; not capable of being governed, ruled, or restrained; licentious; wild; unbridled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Incapable of being governed, ruled, or restrained; not to be regulated by laws or rules; refractory; unruly.
  • Licentious; wild; unbridled: as, ungovernable passions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of persons

Etymologies

un- +‎ governable (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a partisan such as Yglesias to say that America has become ungovernable is a rare opening of a window to his soul.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable America

  • The idea that this one rule permits the minority that only represents a third of the country to render the country ungovernable is simply true.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable America

  • The idea that this one rule permits the minority that only represents a third of the country to render the country ungovernable is simply true

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable America

  • Maybe it's just me, off here in Maine, one of the remote corners the various anti-Federalists wrote about as being ungovernable from the center.

    Balkinization

  • America is 'ungovernable' -- and hopefully, it'll stay that way

    Blogrunner

  • In a country that de Gaulle famously described as ungovernable, this is a major achievement by Sarkozy.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Ever since she was admitted to the penitentiary she has exhibited signs and symptoms of insanity; her present symptoms are described as ungovernable temper, attacks of extreme nervousness, attacks of fits resembling those of acute mania, with loss of judgment and complete disregard for the consequences of any of her acts.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • BDBlue The tax situation does make it mostly ungovernable, which is an additional issue.

    Corrente

  • Questioned by the Cape Argus on the issue of whether the ANC had launched a plan to make the province "ungovernable", she suggested such tricks were beneath her.

    IOL: News

  • This predicament has led some longtime SAG-watchers to conclude that the guild is in danger of becoming "ungovernable" in its current state.

    Variety.com

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    November 24, 2011

  • Considering WeirdNet's definition for governable is quite reasonable, I'm not sure what's gone wrong here. Other than that it's WeirdNet.

    January 26, 2009