un·​an·​chored | \ ˌən-ˈaŋ-kərd How to pronounce unanchored (audio) \

Definition of unanchored

1 : not anchored : not at anchor
2 : not having a firm basis or foundation

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Recent Examples on the Web The key here is long-term inflation expectations which, while higher, do not look unanchored from near the policy target of 2% today. Paul Swartz, Fortune, 8 Apr. 2022 When discussing energy, Harris has in mind a vague, albeit wholly unanchored, futurism. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 16 Mar. 2022 Little by little, the girl told Luna-Herrera about problems with friends and her boyfriend and problems at home that left her feeling alone and desperately unanchored. Jocelyn Gecker, ajc, 4 Apr. 2022 The second is that the Fed has been too optimistic about prices cooling on their own, and fails to realize expectations have come unanchored, unleashing a wage-price spiral. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2021 Finally, there is no evidence of unanchored inflation expectations. Christian Weller, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Structurally high and unanchored inflation was widespread by the time the 1970s oil shocks finished off any remaining foundations of a healthy inflation regime. Paul Swartz, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2021 Like Lonnie Frisbee, Girard was unanchored and experimenting with drugs in the late 1960s. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2021 These days, however, teleworking policies have created geographic freedom; homeowners are now unanchored. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unanchored

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unanchored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanchored. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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