uncontrollable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj uncontrollable impossible to repress or control "an irrepressible chatterbox","uncontrollable laughter"
    • adj uncontrollable incapable of being controlled or managed "uncontrollable children","an uncorrectable habit"
    • adj uncontrollable of persons "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
    • adj uncontrollable difficult to solve or alleviate "uncontrollable pain"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uncontrollable Incapable of being controlled; ungovernable; irresistible; as, an uncontrollable temper; uncontrollable events.
    • Uncontrollable Indisputable; irrefragable; as, an uncontrollable maxim; an uncontrollable title.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • uncontrollable That cannot be controlled or ruled; ungovernable; intolerant of restraint: as, an uncontrollable temper; uncontrollable subjects; uncontrollable events.
    • uncontrollable Indisputable; irrefragable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Uncontrollable un-kon-trō′la-bl not capable of being controlled: indisputable
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Quotations

  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
  • Du Coeur
    Du Coeur
    “We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.”
  • George Holbrook Jackson
    George Holbrook Jackson
    “Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.”

Usage

In literature:

He clinched his hands fiercely and a wave of uncontrollable anger swept over him.
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
She was laughing, now, uncontrollably.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
But fancy is so uncontrollable, and one's nerves so little to be trusted, that it was a wise precaution to refrain.
"A Beleaguered City" by Mrs. Oliphant
Aleksei's emotion became uncontrollable.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Our ancestors found them the uncontrolled possessors of these vast regions.
"A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America" by S. A. Ferrall
She stood in the doorway, and he felt an almost uncontrollable desire to take her in his arms again.
"The Alaskan" by James Oliver Curwood
Each is independent in his own family, and holds uncontrolled power of life and death over every individual it contains.
"A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827" by Augustus Earle
Tom Gordon had flung himself on the bed with uncontrollable sorrow.
"Brave Tom" by Edward S. Ellis
An intense and uncontrollable love sprang up between them.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Children entered there spoiled by indulgence, selfish, uncontrolled, sometimes vicious.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
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In poetry:

Attend, O earth, whilst I declare
God’s uncontrolled decree;
“Thou art my Son, this day My Heir
Have I begotten Thee.
"With restless and ungoverned rage" by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
Yet blame not Heaven; 'tis erring man,
Who mars his own best joys;
Whose passions uncontroll'd, the plan
Of promised bliss destroys.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
And once in strange and solemn place,
Mid weeping uncontrolled,
Upon the crushed and snowy lace
I saw them scattered 'round a face
All pallid, still, and cold.
"Sweet Peas" by Hattie Howard
There is a place to which I often go,
Not by planning to, but by a flow
Away from all existence, to a cold
Lucidity, whose will is uncontrolled.
Here, the mills of God are never slow.
"Philosophy" by Nissim Ezekiel
So delicate and cool you are!
A roseleaf that has lain in snow,
A snowflake tinged with sunset fire.
You do not know, so young you are,
How Fever fans the senses' glow
To uncontrollable desire!
"Three Songs Of Zahir-u-Din" by Laurence Hope
"Why do I weep? Because Thou keepest silence,
Though violence rages and, all uncontrolled,
The mob destroys, and we as slaves to strangers,
Master and man together, have been sold,
And no Redeemer do our eyes behold."
"Duologue" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

6 Million US Teens Live With Uncontrollable Anger.
1 in 12 teens suffer from uncontrollable anger attacks.
Greek Euro Exit Risks Uncontrollable Contagion, SocGen Says.
The title of Jim Manzi's new book, Uncontrolled, is a play on words.
Uncontrollable Urge Go to show page.
Using An International Network Of Accountants To Control " Uncontrollable " Risks.
Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) attempts to break the flight's uncontrolled dive by rolling the plane.
Cup drivers brace for ' uncontrolled chaos' of Talladega.
Let the dogs loose on uncontrolled bears.
Johnson, Trib Board of Contributors: There's no reason to have another uncontrolled satellite crash.
I have referenced my forthcoming book, Uncontrolled , in this space previously.
Cruise Uncontrolled … Double Demi, Twice as Bad.
Hearing her uncontrollable crying, the girl's mother and my wife rushed to her aid.
For some folks, opening David Gracer's basement freezer could cause uncontrolled pants wetting.
The lawsuits allege that "certain of Toyota's cars and trucks have a defect that causes sudden uncontrolled acceleration to speeds of up to 100 mph or more," the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
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In science:

In the uncontrolled case we see a single nonvanishing relative homology group.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
In the uncontrolled setting this is a simple consequence of the invertibility of h-cobordisms.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
But that change would necessarily be uncontrollable.
How photon detectors remove vacuum fluctuations
Care was taken in order to avoid the uncontrollable disorder due to discretization of the grid.
A study of random laser modes in disordered photonic crystals
The directions in state or phase space corresponding to trivial eigenvalues of Wc are uncontrollable.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
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