un·​re·​served | \ˌən-ri-ˈzərvd \

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 \ adverb
unreservedness \ˌən-​ri-​ˈzər-​vəd-​nəs, -​ˈzərv(d)-​nəs \ noun

Examples of unreserved in a Sentence

Seating at the concert will be unreserved. I have nothing but unreserved admiration for him.

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Also, several thousand grounds passes are available each day, allowing use of unreserved seating and standing room on Courts No. Ed Sherman, chicagotribune.com, "From the players to the Pimm's, a visit to Wimbledon is a winning experience," 5 June 2018 Parking: On-site garage with unreserved spaces, $250 a month. Pets: Two-pet maximum, breed restrictions apply. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen, chicagotribune.com, "In River North, known for its galleries, new apartment tower goes arty," 21 Mar. 2018 Of these, 27 are at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, where the discounted tickets are all for unreserved lawn seating. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Live Nation ticket sale: 43 San Diego concerts for $20 each, all-inclusive," 23 Apr. 2018 Some arrived an hour early for a chance at the closest unreserved seats, scores of folding white chairs lined in neat rows on the sidewalk and driveway outside D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sean Penn pivots from actor to novelist at La Jolla reading," 8 Apr. 2018 Hampstead Downstairs, in the same venue, is an intimate studio space committed to new playwrights with unreserved seating for 80 people. Tom Marchant, Harper's BAZAAR, "103 Things to Do, See, Eat and Shop in London," 7 Dec. 2017 The funds will be moved from the town's unreserved fund balance. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "Vernon To Replace 13 Vehicles," 13 Mar. 2018 But Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, offered unreserved applause. Alexander Burns, New York Times, "Why Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren Are Eyeing Ohio in 2018," 11 Mar. 2018 But the chicken pot pie ($16) was an unreserved hit, well-stuffed with meat and veggies, cradled in a not-too-thick pastry. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Essen Room in Pikesville serves up abundance of traditional deli fare," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unreserved

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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