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1Expressing one's feelings or thoughts unselfconsciously and without restraint.‘a lively and uninhibited girl’
unrestrained, unrepressed, abandoned, wild, impetuous, carefree, recklessunreserved, unrepressed, liberated, unconstrained, unselfconscious, free and easy, relaxed, informal, open, outgoing, extrovert, candid, outspoken, frank, forthright, spontaneous, instinctive, shamelessView synonyms
- ‘She's slovenly and uninhibited; he's anal and reserved.’
- ‘She was intensely shy, but onstage she became the most uninhibited person in the room.’
- ‘A lot can be said for being spontaneous and uninhibited, but that is easier said than done.’
- ‘Isabelle, in a slightly drunk and uninhibited state, flaunts her desire at being desired while Gerald trembles at her physical closeness.’
- ‘They are affectionate and uninhibited and their lifelong devotion to each other is touching.’
- ‘Miss Fritton is headmistress of St Trinian's, where her unorthodox doctrine and free expression has brought her a collection of very uninhibited pupils.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Certainly her public persona is extroverted; she's uninhibited and quick to inject her opinions about literature, food, movies, whatever.’
- ‘Like most open and uninhibited souls, these people probably have very few psychological problems.’
- ‘Morgenroth's subjects seem uninhibited and startlingly candid throughout.’
- 1.1 Not having been restrained or suppressed.‘fits of uninhibited laughter’‘a naturally uninhibited sexuality’
- ‘Singh's career-long use of color, always uninhibited, may contribute to the present volume's coffee-table aura.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Like many great screwball comedies, the film keeps rolling and rolling on pure, uninhibited energy.’
- ‘The Australian metalworking trades operate in an environment uninhibited by the regulations of the more traditional European centres.’
- ‘There was free and uninhibited dancing and a spirit of joie de vivre among the artists, who have an attractive stage presence.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many reviewers recognized his talents but criticized his uninhibited use of popular fiction conventions.’
- ‘His costumes and sets are remarkable for their sheer uninhibited splendour.’
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