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 unreservedly (audio) \ adverb
unreservedness \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈzər-​vəd-​nəs How to pronounce unreservedness (audio) , -​ˈzərv(d)-​nəs How to pronounce unreservedness (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 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, "Today the Cubs want a Wrigley Field betting parlor, but 100 years ago the team orchestrated a gambling raid that resulted in 47 arrests in its bleachers," 5 Sep. 2020 Burnley condemned the banner, issuing a statement during the match to offer its unreserved apology. CNN, "'White Lives Matter' banner was to 'incite racial hatred,' says Burnley CEO Neil Hart," 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, "Confederate monument in Virginia covered with trash bags," 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, "Two New Biographies Reexamine Hitler," 20 Feb. 2020 Her eyes were brighter, and her smile looked unreserved. New York Times, "She Accused a Tech Billionaire of Rape. The Chinese Internet Turned Against Her.," 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, "Why the Granit Xhaka Captaincy Saga Proves Unai Emery Isn't the Man for Arsenal," 6 Nov. 2019 Losing the ability to forget is not simply an unreserved blessing, but a potential curse. Viktor Mayer-schönberger, The Conversation, "The internet is rotting – let’s embrace it," 25 July 2019 If a train is too crowded, passengers with unreserved coach tickets can switch to earlier or later trains at no extra charge. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amtrak beefs up service for Comic-Con week," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of unreserved

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Sep 2020

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“Unreserved.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreserved. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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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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