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UNRESTRAINED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does unrestrained mean? 

UNRESTRAINED (adjective)
  The adjective UNRESTRAINED has 3 senses:

1. not subject to restraint
2. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
3. richly and brilliantly colorful

  Familiarity information: UNRESTRAINED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNRESTRAINED (adjective)


Sense 1unrestrained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not subject to restraint

Context example:

unrestrained laughter

Similar:

unhampered; unhindered (not slowed or blocked or interfered with)

unbuttoned; unlaced (not under constraint in action or expression)

unbridled; unchecked; uncurbed; ungoverned (not restrained or controlled)

highflying (extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions)

freewheeling (free of restraints or rules)

excessive; extravagant; exuberant; overweening (unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings)

Also:

unreserved (not cautious or reticent)

uninhibited (not inhibited or restrained)

free (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint)

uncontrolled (not being under control; out of control)

Antonym:

restrained (under restraint)


Sense 2unrestrained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

Synonyms:

delirious; frantic; unrestrained; excited; mad

Context examples:

a crowd of delirious baseball fans / something frantic in their gaiety / a mad whirl of pleasure

Similar:

wild (marked by extreme lack of restraint or control)


Sense 3unrestrained [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Richly and brilliantly colorful

Synonyms:

flamboyant; unrestrained

Similar:

colorful; colourful (striking in variety and interest)


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