Definition of unreserved in US English:



  • 1Without reservations; complete.

    ‘he has had their unreserved support’
    • ‘He added: ‘All he can do is offer his unreserved apologies.’’
    • ‘‘I have totally ruled out a return to the front-bench in this Parliament,’ was the Richmond MP's patient refrain, allied to unstinting, unreserved support for the current leader.’
    • ‘If our leaders did think on this level, would we be giving our unreserved support to America?’
    • ‘A full, unreserved apology wouldn't address the horror visited on countless families and the disgust of society as a whole, but it would certainly be a start.’
    • ‘He said that the UK gives Bulgaria its unreserved support, an evidence of which is the new building.’
    • ‘He seems to feel duty-bound to provoke a reaction whether it is outrage, exasperation, outright hostility or unreserved admiration.’
    • ‘Both are staunch, unreserved supporters of Israel.’
    • ‘How can any of us have faith in the planning process if the chairman of the panel gives such unreserved support for proposals that have not yet been submitted and without knowing the views of local people?’
    • ‘We already have the unreserved support of not only the ruling government but also members of the opposition.’
    • ‘He added: ‘The wilful killing of innocent people can never be justified and is an act that merits unequivocal and unreserved condemnation.’’
    • ‘We have arranged a meeting with Rossendale Council on 24 March to find out their decision because the bid needs unreserved support from Rossendale to be accepted.’
    • ‘In particular I give my unreserved support to the representative action undertaken by Peter Clamp on behalf of the wider community and of those of my constituents who reside in the above named parish.’
    • ‘And what about the active and unreserved support we have to give to the EU's common foreign policy in ‘a spirit of loyalty and mutual solidarity?’’
    • ‘The unreserved smile completely altered his finely chiseled features and made him extraordinarily handsome.’
    • ‘I am and always have been, however, an unapologetic and unreserved supporter of Israel.’
    • ‘The relationship between Radha and Sita, as it is portrayed in the film, wins not only the wholehearted sympathy of the spectator but also unreserved respect.’
    • ‘The national firearms amnesty is a Home Office initiative, which has the unreserved support of the Association of Chief Police Officers.’
    • ‘I wholeheartedly welcome John's unreserved support for the N9 route through Carlow.’
    • ‘Instead he castes Heffernan as the honourable innocent, his ‘wholehearted and unreserved apology… set a political high-water mark’.’
    • ‘When it was challenged, we had no hesitation in withdrawing it and offering our unreserved apologies which were graciously accepted.’
    unconditional, unqualified, without reservations, unlimited, unrestricted, categorical, unequivocal, unambiguous, positive, unadulterated, undiluted, unalloyed, unvarnished, unstinting
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  • 2Frank and open.

    ‘a tall, unreserved young man’
    • ‘It seemed as though every time he was around Selina in public, they couldn't be as open or unreserved when talking because of all of the things that had been happening at school.’
    • ‘Like Coady, she's sociable, totally unreserved, and capable of talking about books all day.’
    • ‘When you are laughing in a group in a public place with your arms up towards the sky, it removes your inhibitions and over a period of time you become a more sociable, unreserved and outgoing person.’
    • ‘This girl was so innocent, genuine and unreserved that she'd taken him completely off guard.’
    • ‘Carol Singley's contribution concerns another, even more unreserved, champion of France, Edith Wharton.’
    uninhibited, liberated, extrovert, outgoing, unrestrained, expressive, open, affable, talkative, effusive, demonstrative, unconstrained, unselfconscious, bold, communicative, expansive, ebullient, exuberant, gushing, outspoken, frank, candid, warm
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  • 3Not set apart for a particular purpose or booked in advance.

    ‘unreserved grandstand seats’
    • ‘We didn't book together as it doesn't really matter what seats we get; we'll probably use the unreserved seats anyway.’
    • ‘Prices for unreserved seating start from €13 and for reserved cost from €73 to €162.’
    • ‘Burnley have been allocated just 836 unreserved seats for the forthcoming First Division game at Millwall on Saturday, February 28.’
    • ‘I had booked unreserved tickets for a round trip to Milwaukee, as I knew that I would have my choice of two trains to take depending on exactly when I arrived.’
    • ‘In September, many students found themselves without parking as they tried to adjust to a new system of unreserved lots, which were also used by visitors and students using a pay-and-display system.’
    • ‘About 92 percent of the railway passengers travel without reservation in unreserved coaches in trains in the country.’
    • ‘Sebring's historic 3.7-mile road course offers a wide variety of camping and viewing options and both reserved trackside and unreserved campsites are still available.’
    • ‘When it arrived, I elbowed my way into a carriage for unreserved passengers and got a window seat.’
    • ‘As the crowd was ushered in, my family and I stepped down from the stage and took unreserved seats in the fourth or fifth row and center.’
    • ‘The popular theatre, characterized by cheap, unreserved seats, a late start, and a repertoire to elevate the working classes, was a German creation.’
    • ‘From next Monday all unreserved tickets will be open to the public.’
    • ‘Military staff will still get first preference in bookings, but spaces left unreserved on April 30 will be open to all.’
    • ‘Tickets cost £15 for reserved seating and £10 for unreserved while children pay just £1.’
    • ‘The survey charts several rates in 58 markets - monthly reserved and unreserved spots, and daily parking rates.’
    • ‘‘We also have plans to put up more vending machines for unreserved tickets,’ he said and added that his Ministry would extend all possible help for joint projects in the State.’
    • ‘If you are in a hurry to board a train at the Madurai railway station without reservation, getting an unreserved ticket is so tedious that you may even end up missing the train.’
    • ‘Yes, he says, work is in progress to open up a few more counters for unreserved ticketing ‘in a few months’.’
    • ‘These tickets include access to the entire event, including unreserved grandstand seating and paddock entry for the racing and then entry for the concert.’
    • ‘You are encouraged to reserve your accommodations early, as space is limited and unreserved rooms will be released back to the hotel.’
    • ‘Tickets for unreserved seats in the side aisles are being bought, such is the demand to see this concert.’
    unbooked, unhired, unallocated, unchartered, unoccupied, untaken, free, empty, vacant, spare
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