Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: not held back, restrained, or kept within confines : not confined
unconfined joy … her black hair flowed about her unconfined. —Wilkie Collins
Keep scrolling for more
footloose, free, loose, unbound, unrestrained
bound, confined, restrained, unfree
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unconfined.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1607, in the meaning defined above
Resources for unconfined
Time Traveler for unconfined
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on unconfined
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unconfined
Comments on unconfined
What made you want to look up unconfined? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
characteristic trappings or dress
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Name that Food Quiz
Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
How the '&' got its name
Impress your friends, annoy your relatives.
Words from the week of 9/14/2018
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Test your knowledge of food and food words.
A quiz in common time.
A game of winding words.