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unruly (adj) (of a crowd, students, etc.,) difficult to control, lawless.
An unruly mob is a violent mob, difficult to control. Students of a class are unruly if they are disobedient and are difficult to control. Unruly behavior is violent and disorderly behavior.
- As the crowd grew unruly, the police had to use tear gas. The crowd became violent and disorderly, and that forced the police to use tear gas.
- In her first class, the teacher found the pupils in the class very unruly. She saw that they were disobedient and found it difficult to manage them.