Definition of unrestrained in US English:



  • Not restrained or restricted.

    ‘a display of unrestrained delight’
    • ‘Until we embrace this belief our culture has little hope of surviving beyond its present state of unrestrained hostility.’
    • ‘You, with your unrestrained laughter, your gift for delight, have taught us all to relax and to be part of the moment.’
    • ‘So he has seen unrestrained Leftism close-up and has had strong incentives to get his thoughts on Leftism clear.’
    • ‘Yang Yang led her students in an unrestrained yet elegant dance.’
    • ‘Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.’
    • ‘Criticising unrestrained growth of the city, he wonders whether one could restrict it.’
    • ‘Upon opening the door, Kathy throws her arms up in an unrestrained expression of delight.’
    • ‘But clearly, Gus Macdonald's airports review is the beginning of the end for unrestrained growth in air travel.’
    • ‘We should also remember that unrestrained growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.’
    • ‘If robbers are high on amphetamines, or crack cocaine, or desperate for a fix, their behaviour may be completely unrestrained.’
    • ‘This story demonstrates the unrestrained power of organized drug traffickers.’
    • ‘His dreams, are wild and unrestrained because they are supposed to be safe; they are, after all, dreams.’
    • ‘They are answerable to no democratic mandate, so are unrestrained by the will of ordinary people.’
    • ‘The phenomenon goes back at least to the Emperor Nero, who sang his poetry to unrestrained applause.’
    • ‘Mrs. Knoll stopped speaking, and she gave way to uncontrolled and unrestrained sobs.’
    • ‘In the early days of the market system, he argues, a Protestant ethic kept the unrestrained economic impulse of capitalism in check.’
    • ‘American society is the product of the most unrestrained development of the free market in the world.’
    • ‘Don't let unrestrained skepticism keep you from them; take them on faith.’
    • ‘This unrestrained style of dressing is no longer a personal statement; it has become a symbol of the sector.’
    • ‘Adriana asked, bracing herself for more of his charmingly unrestrained immodesty.’
    uncontrolled, unconstrained, unrestricted, unchecked, unbridled, unlimited, unfettered, unshackled, untrammelled, uninhibited, unconfined, unimpeded, unhampered, unbounded, boundless, unsuppressed, undisciplined, uncontrollable, out of control, out of hand
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