Meaning of ungoverned in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈɡʌv(ə)nd/


  • Not brought under control.

    ‘the largely ungoverned western border provinces’
    • ‘the fatal end of an ungoverned passion’
    • ‘By the end of John's reign his ungoverned lust has cost England a huge part of her empire.’
    • ‘A capitalist believes that, left ungoverned, the money will go around the right way.’
    • ‘Economics is part of the ungoverned structure of reality that even the smartest people cannot change.’
    • ‘Unrepentant for past crimes and ungoverned by reason or morality, he relentlessly seeks tools to commit infinitely worse offenses against humanity.’
    • ‘Was it not the fact that he was busy with estate business that left Eliza ungoverned in the first place.’
    • ‘In his novels, MacLeod never assumes that an armed and ungoverned citizenry will solve all problems.’
    • ‘The tribal regions are vast, they are rugged and they are often ungoverned.’
    • ‘Collectively, these cases and controversies suggest a news media world that is ungoverned, out of control.’
    • ‘There is always the doubt of whether what is being portrayed is the truth or if you are being lead on by the ungoverned unfaithfulness of the narrator.’
    • ‘Only the more remote and inaccessible regions have remained relatively ungoverned since the establishment of weak administration there in the 1960s.’
    • ‘Africa's coastal waters remain some of the most ungoverned - and ungovernable - spaces in the world.’
    • ‘It's the Wild West out there, huge and still largely ungoverned.’
    unrestrained, uncontrolled, lacking self-restraint, unbridled, unchecked, ungoverned, uncurbed, unsuppressed, unfettered, untrammelled