Definition of uninhibited in English:



  • 1Expressing one's feelings or thoughts unselfconsciously and without restraint:

    ‘a lively and uninhibited girl’
    • ‘Isabelle, in a slightly drunk and uninhibited state, flaunts her desire at being desired while Gerald trembles at her physical closeness.’
    • ‘Miss Fritton is headmistress of St Trinian's, where her unorthodox doctrine and free expression has brought her a collection of very uninhibited pupils.’
    • ‘Like most open and uninhibited souls, these people probably have very few psychological problems.’
    • ‘She was intensely shy, but onstage she became the most uninhibited person in the room.’
    • ‘They are affectionate and uninhibited and their lifelong devotion to each other is touching.’
    • ‘A lot can be said for being spontaneous and uninhibited, but that is easier said than done.’
    • ‘Certainly her public persona is extroverted; she's uninhibited and quick to inject her opinions about literature, food, movies, whatever.’
    • ‘Morgenroth's subjects seem uninhibited and startlingly candid throughout.’
    • ‘She's slovenly and uninhibited; he's anal and reserved.’
    • ‘Yet he and the wife still sit down to eat their humungous dinner in front of the set as they usually do, uninhibited by the presence of TV cameras.’
    unrestrained, unrepressed, abandoned, wild, impetuous, carefree, reckless
    unreserved, unrepressed, liberated, unconstrained, unselfconscious, free and easy, relaxed, informal, open, outgoing, extrovert, candid, outspoken, frank, forthright, spontaneous, instinctive, shameless
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    1. 1.1 Not having been restrained or suppressed:
      ‘fits of uninhibited laughter’
      ‘her uninhibited sexuality’
      • ‘Many reviewers recognized his talents but criticized his uninhibited use of popular fiction conventions.’
      • ‘There was free and uninhibited dancing and a spirit of joie de vivre among the artists, who have an attractive stage presence.’
      • ‘Like many great screwball comedies, the film keeps rolling and rolling on pure, uninhibited energy.’
      • ‘The man was acting crazy and the bystanders let him continue on his way uninhibited.’
      • ‘Uninhibited characterizations dominated the American animated cartoons of World War II.’
      • ‘The Australian metalworking trades operate in an environment uninhibited by the regulations of the more traditional European centres.’
      • ‘The narrator seeks to understand what this system is exactly, compared to the 'soothing system' which allows patients to wander around uninhibited.’
      • ‘Her desires are free and uninhibited.’
      • ‘Singh's career-long use of color, always uninhibited, may contribute to the present volume's coffee-table aura.’
      • ‘His costumes and sets are remarkable for their sheer uninhibited splendour.’