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Not restrained or kept in check:‘their activities continue to be largely uncurbed’
intense, extreme, strong, powerful, forceful, great, vehement, wild, frenzied, raging, riotous, rampaging, rampant, out of control, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, tumultuous, intemperate, uncontrolled, unrestrained, uncurbed, unchecked, unbridled, unfettered, uncontrollable, unmanageable, ungovernable, inordinate, excessive, consuming, passionate, overwhelming, immoderateView synonyms
- ‘These are the hardest questions of all to answer, of course: the ones put by small children, with their reckless imaginations and uncurbed curiosity.’
- ‘In its early meetings, the task force became stalemated, with some of its members favoring a largely uncurbed CIA and others wanting to place severe curbs on the agency.’
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