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 Of late, though, the unbridled use of Hindi in English newspaper ads has exceeded reasonable limits. Karthik Srinivasan, Quartz India, "How brands are hurting themselves with pan-India “Hinglish” ads," 25 Dec. 2019 The latest methods of handling money for profit and tax deductions could be a hot topic of discussion, but resist the urge to act on unbridled impulse. oregonlive, "Horoscope for Feb. 6, 2020: Leo, reward good habits; Sagittarius, huddle with a loved one," 6 Feb. 2020 This reality left us harnessing the power of three things: uninterrupted thought, unbridled focus and collective discomfort. Bassam Tarazi, Popular Mechanics, "What I Learned On My 10,000-Mile Road Trip From London to Mongolia," 12 Jan. 2020 Facebook stands today as a paragon of unbridled market power. NBC News, "App developers sue Facebook over alleged 'anticompetitive scheme'," 17 Jan. 2020 This is Freud’s world before anyone thought to view themselves in Freudian terms—a time, judging from Alma’s account, of unbridled passion for culture and occasionally bridled physical passion. Cathleen Schine, The New York Review of Books, "It Had to Be Her," 7 Jan. 2020 Johanna Lindsey, whose best-selling romance novels told stories of unbridled passion, revenge, submission and abductions among aristocrats, debutantes, pirates and fearless heroines, died on Oct. 27 in Nashua, N.H., her family recently announced. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Johanna Lindsey, Best-Selling Romance Novelist, Dies at 67," 23 Dec. 2019 With the end of the Cold War, the newspaper has cheered and defended globalization and the power of unbridled markets. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "The World The Economist Made," 17 Dec. 2019 Lions fans have experienced a wide range of emotions this year, from unbridled excitement over a 2-0-1 start to anger and now apathy over the team’s recent struggles. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Darius Slay blocks Twitter criticism — literally — as Detroit Lions seek elusive win," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unbridled

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbridled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridled. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of unbridled

: not controlled or restrained unbridled anger

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