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unreserved

[uhn-ri-zurvd] /ˌʌn rɪˈzɜrvd/
adjective
1.
not restricted; without reservation; full; entire; unqualified:
unreserved approval.
2.
free from reserve; frank; open:
unreserved behavior.
3.
not kept or set apart for a particular use or person:
unreserved seats.
Origin of unreserved
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; un-1 + reserved
Related forms
unreservedly
[uhn-ri-zur-vid-lee] /ˌʌn rɪˈzɜr vɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unreservedness, noun
Synonyms
1. complete, unlimited. 2. ingenuous, candid, artless, guileless, sincere.
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Examples from the Web for unreserved
Historical Examples
  • Wishes she had accepted of Lovelace's unreserved offer of marriage.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • She smiled, and looked into his eyes again with a confession of unreserved trust.

    Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
  • We talked with unreserved freedom, as we had nothing to fear.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • "His letter is a most unreserved one, indeed," said she, cautiously.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • His admiration of the great Emperor was unreserved in everything but expression.

    Some Reminiscences Joseph Conrad
  • This unreserved expressed for him the whole truth of the situation.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • My attentions to him had not passed unnoticed, and he was kind, fatherly, and unreserved.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • I beseech you, Leon, remember that he has a right to my unreserved respect!

  • He was my friend and bosom-counsellor, in whom I reposed the most unreserved confidence.

  • An unreserved and public opposition can be no longer postponed.

British Dictionary definitions for unreserved

unreserved

/ˌʌnrɪˈzɜːvd/
adjective
1.
without reserve; having an open manner
2.
without reservation
3.
not booked or bookable
Derived Forms
unreservedly (ˌʌnrɪˈzɜːvɪdlɪ) adverb
unreservedness, noun
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