un·​in·​hib·​it·​ed ˌən-in-ˈhi-bə-təd How to pronounce uninhibited (audio)
: free from inhibition
uninhibited exuberance
also : boisterously informal
a festive uninhibited party
uninhibitedly adverb
uninhibitedness noun

Example Sentences

She's very uninhibited and is always the life of the party. an uninhibited child who laughed and cried with equal abandon
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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninhibited was in 1880

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“Uninhibited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninhibited. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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un·​in·​hib·​it·​ed ˌən-in-ˈhib-ət-əd How to pronounce uninhibited (audio)
: not inhibited
especially : marked by an open showing of feelings and informal behavior
an uninhibited party
uninhibitedly adverb

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