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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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 His unbridled success fueled his standing as a business guru and innovator. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "General Electric's downward spiral continues to slam retirees," 29 June 2018 This unforeseen success of a novice national team excited the country, with many taking to social media to express their unbridled joy. SI.com, "How Social Media Helped Create a Positive Atmosphere for England to Thrive in During World Cup Run," 12 July 2018 Commentators blasted the promotion as an attempt to capitalize on themes of rape, misogyny, and unbridled patriarchy. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Oprah Winfrey Empire, Angela Merkel, Paternity Leave: Broadsheet July 12th," 12 July 2018 Stephens College just held our 2018 commencement - an annual ritual of unbridled optimism and familial joy. kansascity, "Jean Paul Bradshaw," 30 June 2018 Greater Los Angeles is a place on unbridled unchecked development. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Ry Cooder, one of the great guitarists of all time, will give his first Philadelphia performance in decades," 29 June 2018 The press box in Neyland Stadium shook on the night of Sept. 19, 1998 as Tennessee fans released five years of pent-up frustration and welcomed in unbridled joy. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Chaos and Consequences of the BCS, 20 Years After Its Inaugural Season," 9 July 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

: 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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alleviating pain or harshness

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