un·​con·​fined | \ ˌən-kən-ˈfīnd How to pronounce unconfined (audio) \

Definition of unconfined

: not held back, restrained, or kept within confines : not confined unconfined joy … her black hair flowed about her unconfined.— Wilkie Collins

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footloose, free, loose, unbound, unrestrained


bound, confined, restrained, unfree

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Instead of being stuffed in a fear-inducing box, a cat can now be carefully wrapped in this bag that keeps it safe while also allowing room for the animals to move freely with an unconfined head. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Kitty Carrier Cat-in-the-Bag Is Pretty Much a Snuggie for Felines," 19 Jan. 2018 Press conferences from the scientists ranged from dry detachment to completely unconfined excitement, and the public was along for all of it. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Set an alert: Do not miss The Farthest on PBS," 5 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of unconfined

1607, in the meaning defined above

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