Another word for unruly
unruly intractable refractory recalcitrant headstrong waywardSearch Thesaurus
These adjectives mean resistant or marked by resistance to control. Unruly implies failure to submit to rule or discipline: unruly behavior in class. Intractable and refractory refer to what is obstinate and difficult to manage or control: “the intractable ferocity of his captive” (Edgar Allan Poe). “The idea of ecclesiastical authority … woke all the refractory nerves of opposition inherited from five generations of Puritans” (Harriet Beecher Stowe). One that is recalcitrant rebels against authority: arrested the recalcitrant protestors. Headstrong describe one obstinately bent on having his or her own way: The headstrong senator ignored his constituency. One who is wayward willfully and often perversely departs from what is desired, advised, expected, or required: “a lively child, who had been spoilt and indulged, and therefore was sometimes wayward” (Charlotte Brontë).
Another word for unrulyadjective
Not submitting to discipline or control:disorderly, fractious, indocile, intractable, lawless, obstinate, obstreperous, recalcitrant, refractory, uncontrollable, undisciplined, ungovernable, unmanageable, untoward, wild. Idiom: out of line. See control, order, peace, resist