unrestrained




You know how your uncle Marvin is always screaming at the television when his game shows are on? That’s because he’s being unrestrained. Anyone exhibiting uncontrolled emotion is unrestrained, meaning they don’t hold back.

Unrestrained comes from the French restreinte, which means “hold back.” When something is restrained, that thing is confined in some way. Unrestrained means just the opposite. When you’re feeling unrestrained excitement, you might jump up and down, or call all your friends to tell them how you feel. The unrestrained crush you have on the guy in math class might lead you to cover your notebooks with his name written in bubble letters. It happens to the best of us.

Definitions of unrestrained
  1. adjective

    not subject to restraint

    unrestrained laughter”
    Synonyms:

    uncontrolled

    not being under control; out of control
    free

    able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
    uninhibited

    not inhibited or restrained
    unreserved

    not cautious or reticent
    excessive, extravagant, exuberant, overweening

    unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    freewheeling

    free of restraints or rules
    highflying

    extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions
    incontinent, unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned, wanton

    not restrained or controlled
    unbuttoned, unlaced

    not under constraint in action or expression
    unhampered, unhindered

    not slowed or blocked or interfered with
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    Antonyms:

    restrained

    under restraint
    controlled

    restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    inhibited

    held back or restrained or prevented
    reserved

    marked by self-restraint and reticence
    close

    strictly confined or guarded
    low-key, low-keyed, subdued

    restrained in style or quality
    unexpansive

    not given to high spirits or effusiveness
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  2. adjective

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

    synonyms:
    delirious, excited, frantic, mad

    wild

    marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

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