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"unruly" in British English

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unrulyadjective

uk   us   /ʌnˈruː.li/
Unruly ​people are ​difficult to ​control and often do not ​obeyrules: an unruly ​class of ​adolescents Unruly ​hair is ​difficult to ​keep tidyneat, often ​sticking up or out: an unruly ​mop of ​blackhair
unruliness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of unruly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unrulyadjective

 us   /ʌnˈru·li/
difficult to ​control or ​manage: Her unruly ​behavior caused ​chaos in ​class.
(Definition of unruly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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