un·​re·​served | \ ˌən-ri-ˈzərvd How to pronounce unreserved (audio) \

Definition of unreserved

1 : not limited or partial : entire, unqualified unreserved enthusiasm
2 : not cautious or reticent : frank, open
3 : not set aside for special use

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Other Words from unreserved

unreservedly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈzər-​vəd-​lē How to pronounce unreserved (audio) \ adverb
unreservedness \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈzər-​vəd-​nəs How to pronounce unreserved (audio) , -​ˈzərv(d)-​nəs How to pronounce unreserved (audio) \ noun

Examples of unreserved in a Sentence

Seating at the concert will be unreserved. I have nothing but unreserved admiration for him.
Recent Examples on the Web The corporation swiftly issued an unreserved apology on Friday morning. Dan Stewart, Time, 21 May 2021 This time, Turkey has given unreserved backing to its ally Azerbaijan, raising the stakes significantly. Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg.com, 30 Sep. 2020 Gamblers, who had paid youths $1 to hold their regular unreserved seats for them, wouldn’t start taking action until the umpires announced who the starting pitchers would be. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, 5 Sep. 2020 Burnley condemned the banner, issuing a statement during the match to offer its unreserved apology. CNN, 24 June 2020 But amid that blowback, Bologna has also garnered unreserved support from the police union, which has bashed his arrest as political and even started selling ‘‘Bologna Strong’’ T-shirts to back the officer. BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2020 My first reaction on learning that not one, but two, substantial new Hitler biographies were up for review was not one of unreserved joy. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 20 Feb. 2020 Her eyes were brighter, and her smile looked unreserved. New York Times, 13 Dec. 2019 Perhaps Emery was trying to give his captain the chance to redeem himself with a public unreserved apology for his actions, but knowing the Swiss international's character the Arsenal boss should have known that was never going to come. SI.com, 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unreserved

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unreserved was in 1538

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“Unreserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreserved. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unreserved

: not kept for use only by a particular person or group
: not limited in any way

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