un·​re·​pressed ˌən-ri-ˈprest How to pronounce unrepressed (audio)
: fully expressed : not repressed
an exclamation of unrepressed joy

Examples of unrepressed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that distinction — as well as for the startling depth and display of his talent — some rock & roll chroniclers regarded him as perhaps the exemplary performer of his era: more unrepressed than Elvis Presley, more forcible than Chuck Berry, more insolent than Little Richard. Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone, 31 Oct. 2022 The musical, which features a score by Lucy Simon with unrepressed operatic aspirations, is ready to hit the road. Charles McNultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2023 Season 2 of the confessional sexcom turned into a heart-exploding love story, balancing unrepressed passion with deeply spiritual inquisition. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 2 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrepressed was in the 15th century

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“Unrepressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrepressed. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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