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UNMANAGEABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unmanageable mean? 

UNMANAGEABLE (adjective)
  The adjective UNMANAGEABLE has 4 senses:

1. difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
2. difficult to manage or control
3. difficult to solve or alleviate
4. incapable of being controlled or managed

  Familiarity information: UNMANAGEABLE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNMANAGEABLE (adjective)


Sense 1unmanageable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape

Synonyms:

unmanageable; unwieldy

Context examples:

we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter / almost dropped the unwieldy parcel

Similar:

awkward; bunglesome; clumsy; ungainly (difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape)

cumbersome; cumbrous (difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight)


Sense 2unmanageable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult to manage or control

Synonyms:

unmanageable; difficult

Context examples:

a difficult child / an unmanageable situation

Similar:

indocile; uncontrollable; ungovernable; unruly (of persons)

uncheckable (incapable of being checked or restrained)

Also:

defiant; noncompliant (boldly resisting authority or an opposing force)

disobedient (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority)

intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)

Antonym:

manageable (capable of being managed or controlled)


Sense 3unmanageable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult to solve or alleviate

Synonyms:

uncontrollable; unmanageable

Context example:

uncontrollable pain

Similar:

intractable (not tractable; difficult to manage or mold)


Sense 4unmanageable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being controlled or managed

Synonyms:

uncorrectable; uncontrollable; unmanageable

Context examples:

uncontrollable children / an uncorrectable habit

Similar:

incorrigible (impervious to correction by punishment)


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