Origin of unbridled
Definition for unbridled (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), un·bri·dled, un·bri·dling.
Examples from the Web for unbridled
Unbridled nationalism is a menace; it leads to trade wars and, all too often, real wars.
New studies show that unbridled hateful speech can cause emotional harm.
The fear of unbridled ambition is nothing new in American politics.Supersize Me, Your Honor: Liebeck v. McDonald’s and Our Era of Ambition|James Poulos|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was an unbridled joy—a glee—that was associated with watching Glee each week.Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute: Cathartic and Could Not Have Been Sadder|Kevin Fallon|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wolves, bears, and cougars were the massed enemy on the hill, and our stories were of their unbridled ferocity.Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Civilization is viewed only as a place of unbridled license where the law favors the spoiler.The Lumberjack Sky Pilot|Thomas D. Whittles
It is argued, I suppose, that all the trouble arose out of her unbridled passion for bathing.Northern Spain|Edgar T. A. Wigram
The root of the world's corruption is my own and my brothers' unbridled and godless desires.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
Such will, doubtless, one day be the result of this unbridled license.
The palaces of certain ladies are but too often made a theatre for the most unbridled licentiousness.Love and Intrigue|Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for unbridled (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unbridled (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for unbridled
late 14c., originally in figurative sense of "unrestrained, ungoverned," from un- (1) "not" + bridled (see bridle (v.)). Cf. Middle Dutch ongebreidelt. Literal sense of "not fitted with a bridle" (of horses) is not recorded before 1550s. The verb unbridle is attested from c.1400 in the literal sense; mid-15c. in the figurative sense.