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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The estuary famed for its blue crabs and oysters has been gradually rebounding under a federal cleanup program launched in 1983 that put an end to unbridled pollution. Davd Mcfadden, baltimoresun.com, "Intensifying downpours threaten the Chesapeake," 6 July 2019 In which case, this may have brought you unbridled joy. SI.com, "Frank Lampard's 'Ghost Goal' Against Germany & the 8 Infamous Goals That Never Were," 27 June 2019 There was also concerns about an unbridled electrical charge being dispersed by the incident. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Downtown Denver underground explosion rockets manhole covers into air, sparks fire, injures one," 21 June 2019 Walkoff victories typically inspire on-field displays of unbridled joy, but on Wednesday evening, the unassuming nature of the final run hardly represented obvious cause for an eruption. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, "Bases-loaded walk in ninth lifts Red Sox past Rangers," 12 June 2019 No other awards show comes close to the Tonys' unbridled joy in sharing its art. Scottie Andrew And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "The Tony Awards are better than the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. Here's why you should watch Sunday," 8 June 2019 There was real reward in his unbridled curiosity for places more honest than famed. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "Anthony Bourdain Showed Me How to Travel," 25 June 2019 The primary focus of her life was unbridled sensual exploration. Lizzie O'leary, The Atlantic, "Elizabeth Gilbert Is Owning Her Past Mistakes," 15 June 2019 Moments later, an unbridled Kelly threw a wild pitch that allowed Brian Goodwin, who had been intentionally walked as a pinch-hitter, to score and give the Angels a two-run lead. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Angels capitalize on Dodgers’ shaky bullpen and slide to victory," 11 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce unbridled (audio) \

Kids Definition of unbridled

: not controlled or restrained unbridled anger

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