unburdened

adjective

un·​bur·​dened ˌən-ˈbər-dᵊnd How to pronounce unburdened (audio)
: not burdened : having no weight or load
unburdened by the expectations of others

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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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unburdened was in 1548

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“Unburdened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unburdened. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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