unrestrained

adjective

un·​re·​strained ˌən-ri-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unrestrained (audio)
1
: not restrained : immoderate, uncontrolled
unrestrained proliferation of technology
2
: free of constraint : spontaneous
felt happy and unrestrained
unrestrainedly adverb
unrestrainedness
ˌən-ri-ˈstrā-nəd-nəs How to pronounce unrestrained (audio)
-ˈstrān(d)-nəs
noun

Examples of unrestrained in a Sentence

The child in the car accident was unrestrained. She was fined for driving with an unrestrained infant.
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Word History

First Known Use

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrestrained was in 1531

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

unrestrained

adjective
un·​re·​strained ˌən-ri-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unrestrained (audio)
1
: not restrained : not held back
unrestrained praise for the political candidate
2
: free of outside forces or limits

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