1. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

    Synonyms : polished, refined
    Examples :
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters


  1. incapable of being controlled

    Synonyms : indocile, uncontrollable, ungovernable
    Examples :
    • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly
  2. unwilling to submit to authority

    Synonyms : disobedient
    Examples :
    • unruly teenagers
  3. noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline

    Synonyms : boisterous, rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious
    Examples :
    • an unruly class


  1. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    Synonyms : exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, usurious
    Examples :
    • unconscionable spending
  2. lacking a conscience

    Synonyms : conscienceless
    Examples :
    • an unconscionable liar


  1. disturb the composure of

    Synonyms : enervate, faze, unsettle
    Type Of : discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset


  1. without scruples or principles

    Antonyms : scrupulous
    Examples :
    • unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power


  1. hollow out as if making a cave or opening

    Synonyms : cave
    Type Of : core out, hollow, hollow out
  2. destroy property or hinder normal operations

    Synonyms : counteract, countermine, sabotage, subvert, weaken
    Type Of : disobey


  1. guarantee financial support of

    Synonyms : subvent, subvention
    Type Of : undertake, guarantee
  2. protect by insurance

    Synonyms : cover, insure
    Type Of : guarantee, warrant


  1. an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest

    Synonyms : vigorish
    Type Of : interest rate, rate of interest
  2. the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

    Type Of : lending, loaning


  1. creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression

    Synonyms : unpresentable


  1. a feeling of anger caused by being offended

    Synonyms : offence, offense
    Type Of : anger, choler, ire