free-swing·​ing ˈfrē-ˈswiŋ-iŋ How to pronounce free-swinging (audio)
: bold, forthright, and heedless of personal consequences
a free-swinging soldier of fortuneWill Herberg

Examples of free-swinging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Orioles rank high in several pitch-discipline stats, including fourth in walk rate and pitches per plate appearance — a stark contrast to the free-swinging clubs of yesteryear. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 3 May 2023 His walk statistics are impressive in the current MLB free-swinging era. Bernie Pleskoff, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free-swinging was in 1949

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“Free-swinging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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