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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Other Words from unrestrained

unrestrainedly \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈstrā-​nəd-​lē How to pronounce unrestrainedly (audio) \ adverb
unrestrainedness \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈstrā-​nəd-​nəs How to pronounce unrestrainedness (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 Wood presents no authority, and the Court finds none, providing for a right to unrestrained observation or monitoring of vote counting, recounting, or auditing. Alan Feuer And Zach Montague New York Times, Star Tribune, "Over 30 Trump campaign lawsuits have failed, and some of the rulings are scathing," 25 Nov. 2020 Motorists driving with an unrestrained child could face a fine of $250 in addition to court costs. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Buckle up, Garland: Police are stepping up seat belt enforcement this month," 16 Nov. 2020 Of course, the gesture just made Still explode into another pure, unrestrained smile. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Autistic woman brings unusual message to the streets Up North," 13 Nov. 2020 One won’t find unrestrained exuberance canvassing the face of Dwayne Lane relating to Clear Creek’s fast start in the District 24-6A football race. Ted Dunnam, Chron, "Football: Clear Creek, Clear Springs to battle for 24-6A lead," 28 Oct. 2020 There’s a new tension in the curated compositions that intermingle with the unrestrained tagging and protest slogans. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, "A West Dallas mural fest welcomes viewers for drive-by viewing, pandemic relief," 23 Oct. 2020 Adhering to such ideas has the practical effect of protecting unrestrained capitalism and white supremacy against the rapidly declining fortunes of the Republican Party and a country being remade by changing demography. David Faris, TheWeek, "Democrats need a better counter to 'originalism'," 15 Oct. 2020 Four children — two six-year-olds, a three-year-old and a one-year-old infant — were unrestrained passengers in the rear seat of the Keith’s vehicle. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "Worthy: Detroit woman was drunk in rollover crash that killed her friend's 6-year-old son," 10 Oct. 2020 That ruling, as well as other subsequent court decisions, have paved the way for unrestrained spending by outside groups. Brian Slodysko, Star Tribune, "2020 election spending poised to reach nearly $11 billion," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unrestrained

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unrestrained was in 1531

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28 Nov 2020

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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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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