unruly ADJECTIVE (unrulier, unruliest) disorderly and disruptive; difficult to control.
DERIVATIVES unruliness noun.
ORIGIN from archaic ruly «disciplined, orderly», from RULE(Cf. ↑rule).

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  • Unruliness — Un*rul i*ness, n. Quality or state unruly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unruliness — index anarchy, commotion, contempt (disobedience to the court), defiance, disturbance, irregularity, lynch law, misrule …   Law dictionary

  • unruliness — noun see unruly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unruliness — See unruly. * * * …   Universalium

  • unruliness — noun The state of being unruly …   Wiktionary

  • unruliness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abandonment, anarchism, anarcho syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, assault, attack, battering, butchery, chaos, confusion, contumaciousness, contumacy, criminal syndicalism, defiance, defiance of authority,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unruliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being unruly: dis orderhness, fractiousness, indocility, intractability, mtractableness, obstinacy, obstinateness, obstreperousness, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, refractoriness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • unruliness — un·ru·li·ness || ÊŒn ruːlɪnɪs n. disobedience, state of being unruly, lawlessness, rowdiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unruliness — un·rul·i·ness …   English syllables

  • unruliness — noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline • Syn: ↑fractiousness, ↑willfulness, ↑wilfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wilful (for: ↑wilfulness), ↑willful …   Useful english dictionary

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