Synonyms for unruly:
Other synonyms and related words:
riotous, nihilistic, uncontrollable, froward, obstreperous, governed, undutiful, irrepressible, anarchic, rampageous, Incompliant, quarrelsome, rebel, resentful, untoward, robustious, uncorrectable, domestic, frisky, balky, contumacious, rough, skittish, fierce, unbridled, fractious, willful, Incontrollable, vicious, fretful, naughty, rumbustious, headstrong, indocile, knockabout, restive, stubborn, lawbreaking, raucous, incorrigible, recusant, hog-wild, obstinate, violent, fidgety, malcontent, refractory, boisterous, rowdy, bushy, rampant, Unfilial.
disheveled, anarchistic, disarrayed, confused, inexact, irregular, rambunctious, amorphous, frantic, deranged, embroiled, indefinite, disorderly, out of control, formless, disconnected, jumbled, undisciplined, disorganized, frenzied, cluttered, loose, discomposed, obscure, tumultuous, lax, shapeless, fuzzy, uneven, anarchical, muddled, deformed, messy, Disintegrated, inchoate, perturbed, incoherent, indistinct, tempestuous, inconsistent, lawless, insane, chaotic, blurry, wild, disordered.
lawless, rebellious, seditious, treasonous, recalcitrant, anarchistic, disobedient, quarrelsome, mischievous, defiant, refractory, rowdy, undisciplined, fractious, incorrigible, unmanageable, uncontrollable, out of control, intractable, riotous, willful, ungovernable, restive, wayward, violent, Disobeying, traitorous, treacherous, disorderly, Disregardful, mutinous, contrary, Misbehaving, subversive, nonconformist, headstrong, malcontent, obstreperous, wild, factious, insubordinate, disloyal.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for unruly:
- The Gillespie brothers were far more deeply stirred, as was natural, but even Waldo contrived to keep a fair guard over his at times unruly member, speaking but little during that retreat. - "The Lost City", Joseph E. Badger, Jr..
- She dealt with the unruly members of her classes as bravely as she had faced the Cahoon cow, and the results were just as satisfactory. - "Cy Whittaker's Place", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- It appeared that one of the lads of their own family- now long dead- had been in much the same state, though he was inclined to be unruly at times; consequently neither the widow nor her daughter felt the least apprehension of difficulties in managing their patient. - "Up in Ardmuirland", Michael Barrett.