uncontrolled

Do your little cousins go running wildly around the house every time they're visiting? Then they're uncontrolled — they aren't being restrained by anyone or anything.

Anything uncontrolled isn't kept in check or held back. An uncontrolled scream is intense, because you're not trying to tamp it down. An uncontrolled balloon has blown loose and is flying around with no one holding its string. And scientifically speaking, an uncontrolled study or experiment doesn't use a so-called "control group," which is used for comparison and makes the study more valid.

Definitions of uncontrolled
  1. adjective
    not being under control; out of control
    uncontrolled growth”
    Synonyms:
    anarchic, anarchical, lawless
    without law or control
    errant
    moving in an uncontrolled, irregular, or unpredictable way
    irrepressible, uncontrollable
    impossible to repress or control
    loose
    (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player
    lordless, masterless
    having no lord or master
    epidemic, rampant
    occurring or increasing in an unrestrained way
    runaway
    completely out of control
    torrential
    resembling a torrent in force and abundance
    undisciplined, ungoverned
    lacking in discipline or control
    wayward, wild
    deviating widely from an intended course
    unrestrained
    not subject to restraint
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    Antonyms:
    controlled
    restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    contained
    gotten under control
    disciplined
    obeying the rules
    dominated
    controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
    harnessed
    brought under control and put to use
    obsessed, possessed
    influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion
    price-controlled
    having the price regulated or controlled by government
    regimented
    strictly controlled
    restrained
    under restraint
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