unchecked

adjective
un·​checked | \ ˌən-ˈchekt \

Definition of unchecked

: not checked: such as
a : not hindered, slowed, or restrained unchecked growth
b : not verified unchecked data/information

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The string of tweets began after 7:30 p.m. and went unchecked for about 20 minutes, according to NBC Chicago 5. Charles Ventura, USA TODAY, "Buffalo Wild Wings apologizes for crude Twitter posts, says account was hacked," 1 June 2018 The sixth mass extinction is upon us and accelerating, and our technological prowess remains unchecked by the fullness of time. Robert M. Thorson, WSJ, "‘Timefulness’ Review: Thinking in Eons," 30 Dec. 2018 Accusations have included hasty automated evictions, delayed or ignored maintenance requests, squalid living conditions, unchecked bug infestations, and automated annual rent increases. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Single-family rental companies turn to Opendoor, Offerpad for new inventory," 3 Dec. 2018 All this will continue unchecked and the future will be filled with more of the same. Marie Claire, "Why Your Vote Is More Important This Year Than Ever Before," 16 Oct. 2018 While the cure rate is high when caught early, unchecked cases can spread to internal organs. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Brutus’s warnings of a powerful and unchecked Supreme Court may seem apt today, as critics make similar charges in similar terms. Adam J. White, WSJ, "‘The Most Dangerous Branch’ Review: Judging the Judges," 4 Sep. 2018 Analysts worry that the court’s decisions are already being felt, with campaign spending allowed to go unchecked. Danny Hakim, New York Times, "Mexico’s Hardball Politics Get Even Harder as PRI Fights to Hold On to Power," 24 June 2018 While many will focus on King’s nonviolent resistance as the benchmark of his legacy, few recognize the unbridled, unchecked, unrepentant racial hate that haunted him until his death. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Died Because of Hatred. That Should Not Be Whitewashed," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unchecked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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