Synonyms for unruly

Synonyms for (adjective) unruly

Synonyms: uncontrollable, ungovernable, unruly, indocile

Definition: of persons

Usage: the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly

Similar words: unmanageable, difficult

Definition: hard to control

Usage: a difficult child, an unmanageable situation


Synonyms: unruly, robustious, rambunctious, boisterous, rumbustious

Definition: noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

Usage: a boisterous crowd; a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand; a robustious group of teenagers; beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings; an unruly class

Similar words: disorderly

Definition: undisciplined and unruly

Usage: disorderly youths; disorderly conduct


Synonyms: disobedient, unruly

Definition: unwilling to submit to authority

Usage: unruly teenagers

Similar words: insubordinate

Definition: not submissive to authority

Usage: a history of insubordinate behavior; insubordinate boys