un·​con·​tained ˌən-kən-ˈtānd How to pronounce uncontained (audio)
: not restrained, checked, or controlled : not contained
uncontained mirth/joy
an uncontained explosion

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The fires each remained uncontained. Jamie Landers, The Arizona Republic, 23 Aug. 2020 This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service Still, four uncontained fires raged in Southern California on Saturday, and five burned in the northern half of the state, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 10 Sep. 2022 Joyce, 65, comes to this post with the right mix of uncontained optimism and total fatalism. Paul Kane, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Dec. 2022 Catherine, or Birdy to her friends, is played by Bella Ramsey, who has the face of one of Rogier van der Weyden’s Madonnas and something of the inimitable physical manner of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, at once angular and uncontained. Anahid Nersessian, The New York Review of Books, 17 Oct. 2022 The integrated containers create a virtual open world of hyper-realistic, uncontained experiences from gaming content and eSports to corporate training or music festivals. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 That’s why it’s spread around the world in such an uncontained way. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 12 June 2020 Firefighters were using a variety of tools to protect the grove Saturday as the uncontained fire expanded to more than 700 acres, Phillipe said. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, 9 July 2022 The last of the three fire signs, Sagittarius is a 'wildfire' Kelly says, uncontained and unlimited. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncontained was circa 1611

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“Uncontained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontained. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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