un·​con·​strained ˌən-kən-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unconstrained (audio)
: not held back or constrained
unconstrained ambition
unconstrained expressions of grief
people unconstrained by financial worries

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That the proposal’s language is unconstrained should be no surprise. Carrie Campbell Severino, National Review, 13 Mar. 2023 On June 8, 2022, FARFETCH launches FARFETCH BEAT which lives on the pulse of fashion with an ad-hoc and unconstrained release schedule that features limited pieces from modern fashion designers of beloved brands. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 8 June 2022 For those in the audience who never hopped on the trend, the moment provided a release of pounding fists and unconstrained yells that were entirely more authentic than their pseudo-filmographic counterparts on social media. Sophia Solano, Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2023 The Railbelt utilities have jointly developed a buildout concept to allow for the development and delivery of low-cost renewable and low-carbon generation through an unconstrained transmission system. Nathaniel Herz, Northern Journal, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2023 This derives from an enterprise culture that values a holistic, agile approach to problem solving unconstrained by rank, seniority, or the politics of internal fiefdoms. Mark A. Cohen, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 His mind was brilliantly unconstrained. New York Times, 5 July 2022 The field’s open-endedness is both a challenge and opportunity—fallow-but-fertile ground for germinating ideas that could blossom to shape research for generations to come. Undefined and unconstrained, ALife drives its adherents to repurpose old ideas and generate novelty. Shi En Kim, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2023 For now, policymakers and other researchers need to avoid putting too much stock in the unconstrained extreme warming the latest models predict, says Claudia Tebaldi, a climate scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and one of the leaders of CMIP’s climate projections. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 27 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unconstrained was in the 14th century

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“Unconstrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconstrained. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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