un·​re·​strained | \ ˌən-ri-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unrestrained (audio) \

Definition of unrestrained

1 : not restrained : immoderate, uncontrolled unrestrained proliferation of technology
2 : free of constraint : spontaneous felt happy and unrestrained

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unrestrainedly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈstrā-​nəd-​lē How to pronounce unrestrained (audio) \ adverb
unrestrainedness \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈstrā-​nəd-​nəs How to pronounce unrestrained (audio) , -​ˈstrān(d)-​nəs \ noun

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Examples of unrestrained in a Sentence

The child in the car accident was unrestrained. She was fined for driving with an unrestrained infant.
Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, long after the bass-heavy beats and unrestrained roars from the visitor’s locker room faded, sophomore Kai Jones moseyed out the tunnel to check on his teammate. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "No. 4 Texas remains connected after last-second loss to Texas Tech," 15 Jan. 2021 Her goal was to show Tripp that fire didn’t have to be a volatile, unrestrained force wreaking damage. J.d. Morris, SFChronicle.com, "California must burn more of its forests to save them. Is the public ready?," 28 Dec. 2020 The unrestrained joy and festivity of Christmas, when Christ was born, and Easter, when he was resurrected, are preceded by the solemn seasons of Advent and Lent, which call for meditation on our sins and acts of penance. James Matthew Wilson, WSJ, "Finding the Sacred in the Delights of Christmas," 24 Dec. 2020 The West has endured three decades of deepening hardship as ailing forests, climate change, and unrestrained development force a reckoning with wildfires gaining in scale and intensity. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, "In California, rethinking who ‘owns’ wildfire," 30 Nov. 2020 But the ceiling is an unrestrained mix of ancient siding from different barns. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Eccentric chateau pays tribute to Joe Louis, Hudson's, castle in Lichtenstein," 12 Dec. 2020 Every Georgia voter who is not on board with an unrestrained Democratic agenda should vote for Perdue and Loeffler regardless of their feelings about Trump, Kemp, or Raffensperger. The Editors, National Review, "Holding the Senate in Georgia Is Vital," 8 Dec. 2020 Before running its course, the storm’s unrestrained winds animated the limitless flames that sucked the life from our parched Western timberlands. Steve West, sun-sentinel.com, "The storm is over | Opinion," 4 Dec. 2020 The sentences, and the slate of other allegations that the trio and other activists face, are an effort to silence the icons of Hong Kong’s prodemocracy movement while Beijing continues its march across the city unrestrained. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, "A Hong Kong Protest Icon Is Jailed," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unrestrained

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jan 2021

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrestrained

: not held in place by a belt, seat, device, etc.
: not controlled or limited

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