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unbounded

[uhn-boun-did]
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adjective
  1. having no limits, borders, or bounds.
  2. unrestrained; uncontrolled: unbounded enthusiasm.

Origin of unbounded

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + bound3 + -ed3
Related formsun·bound·ed·ly, adverbun·bound·ed·ness, noun
Can be confusedunbound unbounded

Synonyms

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1. limitless, immense, vast, infinite, immeasurable. 2. unconfined, immoderate.
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Examples from the Web for unbounded

Historical Examples

  • They owed me every thing, like you—their gratitude was unbounded, even as yours.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327

    Various

  • With him, to try was to succeed, according to Pepsy's simple and unbounded faith.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • The influence he possessed over the Indians was said to be unbounded.

  • Let the choicest dainties be heaped together in unbounded profusion.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • The consequence of his courtesy and the reward of his taste was unbounded favour.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for unbounded

unbounded

adjective
  1. having no boundaries or limits
Derived Formsunboundedly, adverbunboundedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unbounded

adj.

1590s, "not limited in extent," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of bound (v.1). Sense of "generous, profuse, liberal" is recorded from 1704.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper