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
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adj 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
unbridled, unchecked, uncurbed, ungoverned
not restrained or controlled
unbuttoned, unlaced
not under constraint in action or expression
unhampered, unhindered
not slowed or blocked or interfered with
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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adj marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

Synonyms:
delirious, excited, frantic, mad
wild
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

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