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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disencumbered, free, quit, shut (of)

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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

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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 Overview Creating examples of Web art that shine with unburdened creativity is easy with Flash 5. Pstatz, WIRED, "Flash Tutorial for Beginners," 15 Feb. 2010 There's nothing that screams joyful, unburdened libertinism like keeping all your receipts at the rock show. Luke O'neil, Esquire, "What Tax Day Is Like When You're a Freelancer," 17 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unburdened

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unburdened was in 1548

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