uninhibited

The prefix "un-" means "not," making the meaning of uninhibited "not inhibited, not restrained or holding back." Someone who is uninhibited is not afraid to act however he or she wishes.

Uninhibited is the opposite of inhibited, from the Latin inhibēre, "to prohibit or hinder." In the late 19th century the word took on a new importance to psychologists, describing a person not afraid to express emotions, even in public. The following quote from writer Norman Podhoretz gives a contextual definition: "Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence."

Definitions of uninhibited
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adj not inhibited or restrained

uninhibited exuberance”
Synonyms:
abandoned
free from constraint
earthy
hearty and lusty
unrepressed
not repressed
unsuppressed
given vent to
unreserved
not cautious or reticent
unrestrained
not subject to restraint
Antonyms:
inhibited
held back or restrained or prevented
pent-up, repressed
characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
smothered, stifled, strangled, suppressed
held in check with difficulty
reserved
marked by self-restraint and reticence
restrained
under restraint
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