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

Other Words from unrestrained

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 The ambitions of the Court’s five most conservative members seem unrestrained. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 8 May 2022 To me, his decision expresses unrestrained freedom even within a predicament of wintry austerity. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 Hope, at last unrestrained by not yets, lit the flame for a massive, vaccination effort like nothing the country had ever seen. Annika Neklason, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Mar. 2021 Typically, across the political spectrum there is a recognition that the cost of allowing unrestrained discourse in a free society includes getting things wrong sometimes. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2022 Bismarck, Metternich and Louis XIV’s world of unrestrained power to achieve national objectives is back. Seth Cropsey, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 Putin's brand of manhood – the unrestrained power and dominance found in many authoritarian regimes around the globe – can have violent, deadly and global consequences. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2022 But the country deteriorated rapidly, with unrestrained gang violence and frequent assassinations of journalists, politicians, and land-rights activists. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 The danger, though, is that babies may roll onto their stomachs if they're left unrestrained, and because gliders are usually bucket-shaped, the babies cannot roll back onto their backs and could suffocate. Jessica Hullinger, The Week, 8 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unrestrained

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 May 2022

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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