uncontrollables


uncontrollables

adjective

  1. incapable of being controlled or restrained: uncontrollable anger.

noun

  1. something, as an obligation, that cannot be controlled, reduced, or dispensed with: the uncontrollables in the new federal budget.

adjective

  1. incapable of being controlled or managed

adj.1570s, “irrefutable,” from un- (1) “not” + controllable. From 1590s as “not subject to authority;” meaning “that cannot be restrained” is from 1640s. Related: Uncontrollably.

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