Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not governable

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

  • adjective of persons

Etymologies

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un- +‎ governable

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • You are right!,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 24, 2011