un·​bri·​dled | \ ˌən-ˈbrī-dᵊld \

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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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 When the final whistle blew, Mexico players reacted with unbridled jubilation, with Chicharito in tears. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "WATCH: Chucky Lozano Gives Mexico World Cup Win Over Germany," 17 June 2018 She is not known to show anger in public, and the only times most people have seen her show unbridled glee is when one of her racehorses performs extremely well in a competition. BostonGlobe.com, "Royal etiquette for the Trumps’ visit: Don’t kiss the queen," 13 July 2018 If Fogerty's Centerfield extols the unbridled excitement of playing the game, Right Field shines a light on the fear (and boredom, for some) being all by your lonesome when a fly ball is headed your way. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "The 10 best songs about baseball," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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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 \

Kids Definition of unbridled

: not controlled or restrained unbridled anger

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to deny responsibility for

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