- confined; limited.
- (of information, a document, etc.)
- bearing the classification restricted, usually the lowest level of classified information.
- limited to persons authorized to use information, documents, etc., so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
- limited to or admitting only members of a particular group or class: a restricted neighborhood; a restricted hotel.
Origin of restricted
Related Words for unrestrictedunlimited, unregulated, unconditional, able, independent, lax, liberal, open, relaxed, unbounded, uncommitted, unconstrained, allowed, free-spirited, liberated
Examples from the Web for unrestricted
Contemporary Examples of unrestricted
This post granted him unrestricted access to government medical and laboratory supplies.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
He believes that the right to create and carry firearms is unrestricted.The Deadly Plastic Gun Loophole the House Extension Leaves in Place
December 4, 2013
But the idea that any right is unrestricted is totally at odds with history, the law, and reality.There Are No ‘Absolute’ Rights
May 5, 2013
I have seen enough angelic faces at rest in tiny caskets to make any argument about the unrestricted rights of gun owners moot.What's the Debate About Guns Really, REALLY About?
January 8, 2013
A March 2009 Gallup poll shows that 14% of Americans support funding of unrestricted embryo research.Does Research Really Need Human Embryos and Cloning?
Dr. Maureen L. Condic
April 16, 2009
Historical Examples of unrestricted
She had been in balloons, but she had never seen an unrestricted tiger.John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein
Frank R. Stockton
United labor found the cause to be unrestricted immigration.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
We should ever remember, however, that the promise to hear and to answer is positive and unrestricted.Sermons
The men, at any rate, had then the most unrestricted freedom.Eskimo Life
Diversity is the law of creation, unrestricted to race or color.Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20
- not restricted or limited in any wayunrestricted access
- limited or confined
- not accessible to the general public or (esp US) out of bounds to military personnel
- British denoting or in a zone in which a speed limit or waiting restrictions for vehicles apply
Word Origin and History for unrestricted
"limited," 1830, past participle adjective from restrict; of documents, etc., "secret, not for public release" it is recorded from 1944. In U.S., restricted was a euphemism for "off-limits to Jews" (1947).
Manager: "I'm sorry, Mr. Marx, but we can't let you use the pool; this country club is restricted."
Groucho: "Well, my daughter's only half-Jewish; could she go in up to her knees?" [there are many versions and variations of this story, dating back to 1970s]