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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With a calling card of unbridled intensity, Goldberg was never known for his wrestling—which made this matchup even more mystifying. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Undertaker-Goldberg Was the Nadir of an Eventful Weekend in Wrestling," 10 June 2019 Morrissey’s Dylan cover reminds us that part of the bard’s unfortunate legacy is that despite his genius and talent, his mostly liberal political focus has encouraged unbridled sanctimony among his followers. Armond White, National Review, "Morrissey’s California Son Makes Protest Music Personal," 5 June 2019 Aoki: That period of time, electro was a fusion of unbridled angst and energy and noise. Kat Bein, Billboard, "An Oral History of The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki's 'Warp,' 10 Years Later," 3 June 2019 Tokyo is largely considered the urban embodiment of unbridled—if not out-of-this-world—street style. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Eye-Popping Hair Rules the Street at Tokyo Fashion Week," 19 Oct. 2018 The gateway to self-love is empathy, compassion, and unbridled honesty. Wade Davis, Good Housekeeping, "It's Time to Stop the Cycle of Shame, and Teach Boys How to Love Themselves," 30 Apr. 2019 Since the season two release date was announced on April 30, there have been 1.2 million tweets discussing fan theories, expressing unbridled excitement, and, as of midnight last night, bemoaning the show’s less-than-immediate arrival on Netflix. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "Everyone Watching 13 Reasons Why Is Using The Wrong Emoji," 18 May 2018 The brand has been teasing the new lip product for less than a week, but commenters have expressed unbridled enthusiasm. Marci Robin, Allure, "Winky Lux’s New After Dark Lip Crayon Makes Your Lips Glow Under Blacklight," 30 Mar. 2019 Concern about unbridled immigration seems to have stirred many more voters than did cerebral appeals to sovereignty or half-baked complaints about the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, for instance. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "Britain Risks Death by a Thousand Elections," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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