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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Examples of unburdened in a Sentence

now unburdened of his painful secret, he felt free for the first time in years
Recent Examples on the Web Women who can easily work outside the home are still not free or unburdened from other people. Angela Garbes, The Atlantic, 13 May 2022 The Rocky Mountain peaks, unburdened from heavy snow, exude their full majestic glory. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 11 May 2022 She was raised by her mother, Tamara, an office manager who was born in Belgrade and grew up unburdened by responsibility for Nazi barbarism. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 And then Innie Helly was more of an angsty teenager, presenting the id that has no conditioning and is unburdened by the stories she's been telling herself her whole life. ELLE, 8 Apr. 2022 Ultimately the desire to absorb the identity of the bimbo comes from the fact the bimbo is unburdened—whether or not this is a performance. Sascha Cohen, Longreads, 20 May 2021 Or would people just want to eat and have a good time, unburdened by history? Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Without the Browns or Baker Mayfield being brought up, Beckham was asked about being unburdened. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 7 Feb. 2022 Whatever the case, Underwood, amiable but blank, remains stiff on camera even after having unburdened himself. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unburdened

1548, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Unburdened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unburdened. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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