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

Definition of unbridled

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

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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 Winkelmann, who goes by the alias Beeple, or sometimes Beeple Crap, represents the apotheosis of the trend, but there are plenty other examples of unbridled exuberance. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Crazy or cutting edge? Everything you need to know about buying NFTs," 15 Apr. 2021 The unbridled intensity that Vincent brought to a lone mulberry tree, or a stand of cypresses, or a wheat field under a blazing sun, was off-putting. New York Times, "The Woman Who Made van Gogh," 14 Apr. 2021 This came as a surprise because his dad’s unbridled soccer fandom resided in Liga MX of Mexico, not Major League Soccer of the United States. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "RSL’s once loud, proud Hispanic fan base has withered in recent years. Here’s how the club is trying to woo it back.," 12 Apr. 2021 The day after the historic men’s basketball tournament played exclusively in Central Indiana came to a close, NCAA and Indianapolis city officials hailed the month of games as an unbridled success. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "Officials call March Madness a success, but COVID-related deaths cast shadow over event," 6 Apr. 2021 Maybe the most Korean thing about me, apart from being 100 percent Korean American, is my unbridled adoration for goguma (sweet potato). Justine Lee, Bon Appétit, "These Sweet Potato Snacks Are My Favorite Fudgy-Chewy Treats," 12 Mar. 2021 The shepherd leader enjoys the unbridled thrill to drive change, focus and speed throughout their organization — absent of complexity or tired consistency. Peter Weedfald, Forbes, "Are You A Shepherd Leader?," 11 Mar. 2021 The interview also contained the signatures of Winfrey: her steely stare and even her unbridled glee when Harry announced that the baby that his wife, Meghan, is pregnant with is a girl. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "Oprah Winfrey reprised ‘Big Event TV’ with Harry and Meghan interview," 8 Mar. 2021 The decision turned out to be a bellwether that preceded widespread commercial closures weeks later meant to curb the unbridled spread of the virus. orlandosentinel.com, "Ultra Music Festival fans hope event returns in 2022," 7 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Apr 2021

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“Unbridled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridled. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unbridled

formal + literary : not controlled or limited : done, felt, or expressed in a free and uncontrolled way


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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