uninhibited

adjective

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
Recent Examples on the Web His hostility for the Civilian Oversight Commission, whose members the supervisors appoint to keep tabs on the Sheriff’s Department, and Inspector General Max Huntsman, has been even more uninhibited. Los Angeles Times, 21 Oct. 2022 Guys might be enjoying a summer of uninhibited freedom and travel, but their T-shirts look sadder than Eeyore. Jamie Waters, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Fearless and uninhibited, Annie drags Carola into mortifying situations. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 28 Sep. 2022 The guests at the White Lotus are either disinclined to be forced to have a good time or uninhibited and baffled at the consternation of their companions. Donna Bowman, Chron, 30 Oct. 2022 This good advice brings me back to McCracken’s first novel, The Giant’s House, a love story between a small-town librarian and a boy whose growth seems uninhibited until death interferes. Yiyun Li, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 Their creativity is enabled by new digital spaces, technology and tools that allow for easy access from anywhere, uninhibited by financial and other physical world limitations. Karlie Kloss, CNN, 8 Sep. 2022 The uninhibited joy with which the female presenters present short and always interesting stories about science and the scientists doing the work is infectious. Sarah Mupo, STAT, 8 July 2022 Afrofuturists are mobilized by their history and uninhibited in their imagination. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

uninhibited

adjective

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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