unruly Definition

  • 1disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control
  • 2difficult to control or deal with

Using unruly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unruly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The unruly crowd refused to disperse.

  • Example

    He was suspended from school for unruly behavior.

  • Example

    The unruly child kept interrupting the class.

unruly Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unruly

  • hair that is difficult to manage or style


    She tried to tame her unruly hair with a new hair product.

  • unruly mob

    a large group of people who are disorderly and difficult to control


    The police had to use tear gas to disperse the unruly mob.

  • a child who is difficult to control and behaves badly


    The teacher had a hard time dealing with the unruly child in her class.


Summary: unruly in Brief

The term 'unruly' [ʌnˈruːli] describes something or someone that is difficult to control or manage, often characterized by disorderly or disruptive behavior. It can be used to describe a crowd, a child, or even hair that is difficult to style. Synonyms include 'disorderly,' 'unmanageable,' and 'wild.' Antonyms include 'manageable,' 'obedient,' and 'docile.'