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 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 Or, at least there would be a lot of applause for giving an unabashed, and unrestrained, performance. Todd Nordstrom, Forbes, "6 Simple Ways To Harness Serendipity In Your Career," 18 Mar. 2021 Local commanders, often very young, have unrestrained control over their prisoners. New York Times, "‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands," 27 Feb. 2021 American Humane makes the astonishing claim that as many as 100,000 dogs are killed each year riding unrestrained in the back of a pickup truck. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "In Utah, Letting Dogs Ride in Pickup Truck Bed May Be Illegal Soon," 28 Feb. 2021 In the absence of US action, that means countries like Australia are left with an unrestrained foreign monopolist with power over a market whose competitive structure the public has a compelling interest in. James Slezak, Wired, "Facebook’s Petty Unfriending of Australia," 23 Feb. 2021 Then a witch lady named Isabel (Hayek, unrestrained) shows up, claiming to have powers over reality. Jason Kehe, Wired, "Bliss Is the Worst Kind of Open-Ended Sci-Fi Movie," 5 Feb. 2021 The damage to the environment through unrestrained building has been massive. Randy Dotinga, The Christian Science Monitor, "Q&A with Michael Wood, author of ‘The Story of China’," 5 Feb. 2021 Biden has a reputation for being undisciplined as a political actor, of being garrulous and unrestrained, a geyser of flubs and faux pas. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Presidential inaugurations are theater. What a difference this new cast makes," 20 Jan. 2021 Eighty-three deaths were involved pedestrians and 72 involved unrestrained drivers. Robert Davis, Washington Examiner, "Nevada gets 'red' rating for lagging roadway safety laws: Report," 18 Jan. 2021

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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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22 Mar 2021

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 13 Apr. 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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