unrestrained

adjective
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

Synonyms & Antonyms for unrestrained

Synonyms

easygoing, flexible, lax, loose, relaxed, slack, unrestricted

Antonyms

hard, harsh, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict

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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.

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The deaths occurred when the infants rolled over in the inclined sleeper while unrestrained, although consumer safety advocates have long said that infants should sleep flat on their backs without any bumpers. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Fisher-Price recalls 71,000 more inclined infant sleepers," 27 June 2019 Doesn’t seem like a tough call, but some defenders of the U.S. team’s behavior were quick to point out some of those goals were scored by players who had never scored a goal in the World Cup and had a right to let their joy be unrestrained. Peter Schmuck, baltimoresun.com, "Schmuck: U.S. women's World Cup team sparks debate about sportsmanship that's a few decades too late," 13 June 2019 Her interiors exude a blissfully unrestrained confidence. House Beautiful, "You've Got to See the Colorful Ways This Home Uses Art," 6 June 2019 Advertising With record fundraising for this stage in a presidential cycle, both the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are largely unrestrained financially, allowing them to make riskier investments in states won by Clinton. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016," 14 Apr. 2019 Since 2015, at least 10 known infant deaths in babies over 3 months can be attributed to infants rolling over from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained in the popular product. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper "Recall"," 9 Apr. 2019 New research shows that years of unrestrained global warming have made their mark on one of the world's natural wonders, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Has Fundamentally Weakened The Great Barrier Reef," 4 Apr. 2019 Often, however, power leads to self-serving behaviors unrestrained by the usual concerns over rules or the consequences for others. William Wan, The Seattle Times, "Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? Science explains the world of Manafort and Gates.," 13 Aug. 2018 The fabric merges the pleasure of touch with the unrestrained glamour of childhood taste and the rapid innovation of an Alibaba world. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "Flip sequins are the weird, glitzy fabric that kids can’t get enough of," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of unrestrained

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unrestrained

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unrestrained

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

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