un·​bri·​dled ˌən-ˈbrī-dᵊld How to pronounce unbridled (audio)
: unrestrained
unbridled enthusiasm
: 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
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbridled was in the 14th century

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“Unbridled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridled. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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un·​bri·​dled ˌən-ˈbrīd-ᵊld How to pronounce unbridled (audio)
: unrestrained, ungoverned
unbridled enthusiasm

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