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unruly

Saltos de línea: un¦ruly
Pronunciación: /ʌnˈruːli
 
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Definición de unruly en inglés:

adjetivo (unrulier, unruliest)

Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control: a group of unruly children figurative Kate tried to control her unruly emotions
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The incident happened two weeks ago when a female science teacher at the school called a colleague to help control a class of unruly pupils.
  • He said that the Jakarta-based club had no problem with further disciplining its unruly players.
  • The latest incident came on the day Ministers announced teachers would be given a legal right to discipline unruly pupils.
Sinónimos
disorderly, rowdy, wild, unmanageable, uncontrollable, disobedient, disruptive, attention-seeking, undisciplined, troublemaking, rebellious, mutinous, anarchic, chaotic, lawless, insubordinate, defiant, wayward, wilful, headstrong, irrepressible, unrestrained, obstreperous, difficult, intractable, out of hand, refractory, recalcitrant;
boisterous, lively, loud, noisy, rollicking, romping, rumbustious, reckless, heedless
archaic contumacious

Origen

late Middle English: from un-1 'not' + archaic ruly 'amenable to discipline or order' (from rule).

Derivados

unruliness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The Red sailors and the Red Cossacks had the most fighting spirit, but this was devalued by their volatility, disobedience, and general unruliness.
  • A spokesman for City of York Council said: ‘We do not have a major problem with unruliness on buses in York, but we are not complacent and we are supporting this scheme to ensure good behaviour on buses is maintained.’
  • Extra security staff and police have been placed on duty at Edgbaston to supervise cricket's fiercest rivalry, their minds concentrated by the scenes of Antipodean unruliness witnessed at The Oval on Thursday.

Words that rhyme with unruly

boule, coolie, coulée, duly, Friuli, goolie, Hooley, Julie, mooli, newly, puli, schoolie, stoolie, Thule, truly

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