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Definition of unruly:

  1. Not submissive to rule; disregarding restraint; disposed to violate; turbulent; ungovernable; refractory; as, an unruly boy; unruly boy; unruly conduct.


bullheaded, forceful, obstinate, restive, hellbent, out of line, impulsive, drunken, fanatic, ornery, fidgety, rumbustious, unwieldy, resist, unlicensed, mob-minded, immovable, order, forward, intemperate, boisterous, truculent, headstrong, obstreperous, mulish, heedless, rambunctious, profligate, vicious, untoward, resentful, opinionated, impudent, impetuous, chafing at the bit, inflexible, uncorrectable, self-willed, resolute, mean, fierce, restiff, perverse, unmanageable, high-spirited, rash, robustious, incorrigible, contumacious, dogged, rowdy, disobedient, refractory, irrepressible, bawdy, quarrelsome, obdurate, control, skittish, impatient, balky, dashing, restless, uncontrollable, unreasonable, ungovernable, ill-advised, stiff-necked, knockabout, indocile, disorderly, inexorable, unyielding, violent, stubborn, brawling, feckless, self-assertive, frisky, dangerous, fretful, insubordinate, peace, willful, reckless, irrational, rough, hidebound, uncurbed, turbulent, impervious, abandoned, fractious.

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