unbridled

adjective
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

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Thanks to Jeremy Scott at Moschino and the late Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, there is a strand of unbridled fun running through the season’s most memorable bags. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The 8 Best Accessory Trends of Fall 2019," 14 Mar. 2019 After revealing her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis back in October 2018, Selma Blair was thrusted into the spotlight thanks to her unbridled honesty about the condition. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selma Blair Wants to Create an Accessible Fashion Line for Disabled People After MS Diagnosis," 27 Feb. 2019 An unbridled, kooky approach to glamour versus more traditional tailoring—two seemingly opposing ideas that surfaced on both sides of the pond. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of January 28, 2019," 28 Jan. 2019 Yet, unlike contemporary artists who might react to social currents with either partisan rage or somber earnestness, the Dadaists responded to it all with a cosmic laugh—an unbridled celebration of silliness. Stuart Isacoff, WSJ, "Dada: If Life Is Absurd, Why Not Have the Last Laugh?," 16 Oct. 2018 Facial recognition is also being trialled by law enforcement across America, and experts have voiced similar fears about the unbridled use of the technology. James Vincent, The Verge, "UK police are testing facial recognition on Christmas shoppers in London this week," 18 Dec. 2018 Katrina will forever bring to mind the unbridled devastation in Louisiana in 2005 as one of the costliest hurricanes in the U.S. on record. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "How hurricane names are 'retired' from use for future storms," 13 Sep. 2018 There's a Fresh Way to Wear Flowers in Your Hair Statement florals have always been a calling card for Rodarte, but this season designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy took unbridled above-the-neck allure to the next level. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Beauty Moments That Ruled the New York Runways This Weekend," 10 Sep. 2018 The fact that a statute allows waivers does not give the executive unbridled discretion — or any discretion at all to make moves that conflict with the statute itself. Abbe Gluck, Vox, "The fate of the ACA could turn on Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unbridled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unbridled

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

unbridled

adjective
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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