un·​bri·​dled | \ ˌən-ˈbrī-dᵊld How to pronounce unbridled (audio) \

Definition of unbridled

1 : unrestrained unbridled enthusiasm
2 : not confined by a bridle

Examples of unbridled in a Sentence

The crowd was swept with unbridled enthusiasm. a case that was solved only because of one detective's unbridled determination to bring the killer to justice
Recent Examples on the Web And Maryland will get more than a brainy, slick-fielding shortstop who can smash the ball hard enough to knock over the L screen, but also a player with unbridled joy for the game and a desire to spread it. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 21 May 2022 One is the sheer, unbridled joy of filmmaking on display, courtesy of writers and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who collectively go by Daniels. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 All of this made this bike an unbridled joy to ride. Outside Online, 29 May 2021 The soon-to-be 84-year-old’s unbridled enthusiasm for dance is contagious for anyone in her company. Emmett Hall, Sun Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Stock-market retreats are part of the normal pattern, helping to tamper unbridled enthusiasm and let off speculative steam. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2022 Registering somewhere between a honk and a howl, the vocalizations of the feral burros that roam around Lake Pleasant are as gritty and unbridled as the beasts themselves. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 Much of the choreography transmits the unbridled freedom, joy and togetherness that are in vivid contrast to the painful stories the women tell. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 21 Apr. 2022 But then Audiard films her pirouetting in slow motion through that same restaurant, in a joyous hallucination of a sequence that becomes its own glorious expression of ardent, unbridled desire. Justin Changfilm Critic, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbridled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridled. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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un·​bri·​dled | \ ˌən-ˈbrī-dᵊld How to pronounce unbridled (audio) \

Kids Definition of unbridled

: not controlled or restrained unbridled anger

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