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Friends say that a death in the family had begun his downward spiral into increasingly unruly behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fire up the old lawn mower and get to work on those huge unruly patches of fur? Times, Sunday Times (2012)London was not the only place with unruly crowds. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)The clampdown follows six months of seriously bad behaviour by the more unruly pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Groups of enforcers roam the town armed with scissors to trim unruly hair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Teacher training courses are highly academic but offer little advice about unruly pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Student teachers cannot be taught in a lecture hall how to control unruly pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Schools which fail to control unruly pupils could face closure. The Sun (2011)And they will also be scrutinised on how they handle unruly pupils. The Sun (2014)And teachers will get powers to control unruly pupils without the fear of disciplinary action. The Sun (2009)What is the best way to inform her of her unruly behaviour and make her realise what she is doing? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not unless in an unruly crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Details of the unruly behaviour emerged at a meeting of licensing officials at Camden council earlier this month. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rub a small amount of dry shampoo into eyebrows using fingers to amplify shape and thickness while coaxing and securing any unruly hairs into place. The Sun (2015)I have to repent for judging the size of my thighs and nose and lips and the unruly hair. Christianity Today (2000)The head teacher of a school where teachers went on strike last month over pupils' unruly behaviour has been suspended. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I have wild, unruly hair that gets worse in high humidity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Families will be admitted, but unruly behaviour will result in warnings, then written warnings and finally ejection from the club. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: unruly ADJECTIVE
If you describe people, especially children, as unruly, you mean that they behave badly and are difficult to control.
It's not good enough just to blame the unruly children.
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