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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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 The Raptors are playing with the unrestrained glee of a team that knows it will no longer be known as LeBronto, the nickname that reflected how thoroughly James dominated Toronto. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "There’s a LeBron-Shaped Hole in Half of the NBA," 15 Nov. 2018 As so the right has spun off into a world of its own, virtually unrestrained, at little political cost. David Roberts, Vox, "The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis," 2 Nov. 2018 One of the men had been unrestrained in a back seat at the time of the crash and suffered severe head and neck trauma. City News Service, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Police announce arrest in Lincoln Park Hit-and-Run crash that gravely injured man," 1 June 2018 Asuaje walks around the Peoria Sports Complex with the unrestrained joy of a child and the inherent swagger of a Doberman Pinscher. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Carlos Asuaje acting (and playing) like he belongs with Padres," 5 Mar. 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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