un·​bur·​dened | \ ˌən-ˈbər-dᵊnd How to pronounce unburdened (audio) \

Definition of unburdened

: not burdened : having no weight or load unburdened by the expectations of others

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now unburdened of his painful secret, he felt free for the first time in years
Recent Examples on the Web So when Frozen upended just about every expectation Lee, Buck, or even studio leadership might have had, the sequel challenged the directors to recapture that mindset of unburdened optimism. Marc Snetiker, EW.com, "How to chase a storm: The cast and creators of Frozen 2 on making powerful art under pressure," 21 Nov. 2019 The unburdened nature of your visit puts the amusement back into the park. 2. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Is going to Disneyland or Disney World more fun without kids? Definitely. Here's why.," 2 Aug. 2019 Now, with various Penguins off to various golf courses, more than anyone else, Ovechkin seems more unburdened than any of his teammates. Charles P. Pierce, SI.com, "Even After a Loss, Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals Remain Calm," 16 May 2018 Helping players stay mentally unburdened is crucial in a game of fine margins. George Ramsay, CNN, "Mind game: When rugby stars are 'too nervous to take the field'," 1 June 2018 Here's to moms permitting themselves to exit stage left from motherhood now and then, and feel liberated to pursue pleasure for pleasure's sake, through a glass or wine or whatever else their unburdened hearts might desire. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "Being a heavy-drinking 'bad mom' is more worrisome than funny," 1 Nov. 2017 For those outside the theater and who wish to remain unburdened by details, spoilers will ensue in the next paragraph. The New York Times, New York Times, "A Wizard Comes to the Stage: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Begins Previews in London," 7 June 2016 Brown is an affable man, seemingly unburdened and not embittered by having been fired three times as a head coach (twice in Cleveland), despite only one losing season — excluding a 1-4 start before his release by the Lakers in 2012. Harvey Araton, New York Times, "Switching, Swarming and Suffocating: Warriors Defense Dominates," 2 June 2017 The woman who’d had the skin exam left looking fresh and unburdened, her anxiety exfoliated. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "A.I. versus M.D.," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unburdened

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Unburdened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unburdened. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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