Synonyms of 'unruly'
difficult to control or organizeIt's not good enough just to blame the unruly children.
The situation could become uncontrollable.
The angry crowd became quite wild and agitated.
The signs are that indulged children tend to become unmanageable.
six turbulent years of rows and reconciliations
a boisterous but good-natured crowd
a rebellious and dissident territory
wayward children with a history of behavioural problems
He has complained about rowdy neighbours.
How can we reduce the influence of intractable opponents?
a selfish and wilful congressman
They said there could never be an excuse for lawless behaviour.
The children were predictably fractious.
a riotous mob of hooligans
He's very headstrong, but he's a good man underneath.
His own army, stung by defeat, is mutinous.
Her tone was that of a parent ordering a disobedient child.
The country has become ungovernable.
refractory priests who tried to side with the king
an awkward and obstreperous customer
Workers who are grossly insubordinate are threatened with discharge.
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in the sense of boisterous
noisy and livelya boisterous but good-natured crowd
in the sense of disobedient
refusing to obeyHer tone was that of a parent ordering a disobedient child.
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