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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Unruly  \Un*rul"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Unrulier},  superl.  {Unruliest}.] 
  [Pref.  un-  not  +  rule  Cf  {Ruly}.] 
  Not  submissive  to  rule  disregarding  restraint;  disposed  to 
  violate;  turbulent;  ungovernable;  refractory;  as  an  unruly 
  boy;  unruly  boy;  unruly  conduct. 
 
  But  the  tongue  can  no  man  tame;  it  is  an  unruly  evil, 
  full  of  deadly  poison.  --James  iii. 
  8. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  unruly 
  adj  1:  noisy  and  lacking  in  restraint  or  discipline;  "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"  [syn:  {boisterous},  {rambunctious}, 
  {robustious},  {rumbustious}] 
  2:  unwilling  to  submit  to  authority;  "unruly  teenagers"  [syn:  {disobedient}] 
  3:  of  persons;  "the  little  boy's  parents  think  he  is  spirited, 
  but  his  teacher  finds  him  unruly"  [syn:  {indocile},  {uncontrollable}, 
  {ungovernable}] 




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