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 With the federal government spending trillions to blunt the pandemic's economic damage, and the national debt mounting as a result, Wall Street and Washington are concerned about a 1970s-style surge of unrestrained inflation. Dana Peterson For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Why we shouldn't be so worried about runaway inflation in the US," 9 Apr. 2021 The many instances of the unrestrained defense tactic demonstrate the failure of the court to create a truly race-neutral trial for all citizens and how commonplace this in the American judicial system. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Chauvin trial, federal election laws, sexual assault ruling," 1 Apr. 2021 They are remarkably unrestrained for a writer acclaimed for his use of restraint. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, "In Search of the Authentic Ernest Hemingway," 1 Apr. 2021 Not only is the future of the U.S. crypto industry at stake, but the arrogance of unrestrained regulators making policy through enforcement is on trial as well. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, "SEC Stumbles In Ripple Case, Lost In A Maze Of Its Own Making," 11 Mar. 2021 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

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Unrestrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestrained. Accessed 16 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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