un·​con·​strained | \ ˌən-kən-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unconstrained (audio) \

Definition of unconstrained

: not held back or constrained unconstrained ambition unconstrained expressions of grief people unconstrained by financial worries

Examples of unconstrained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jason Goodman, one of its founders, wanted to create a bath complex unconstrained by any particular tradition. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2021 Women and men who are supremely talented, endlessly curious, passionately committed, and unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. Steve Vassallo, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Using that insight, Kydland and Prescott demonstrated that unconstrained, discretionary monetary policy leads to higher inflation. Dominic Pino, National Review, 19 Oct. 2021 Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump made extensive and expansive use of them, keeping the structure of the humane, light-footprint, but unconstrained approach to war the United States had embraced under Bush and Obama. Daniel Bessner, The New Republic, 8 Sep. 2021 Finally, and most radically, employees may be encouraged to work anywhere at any time (unconstrained by time and place). London Business School, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Facilitate unconstrained thinking by engaging in an easy, repetitive activity like walking; avoid it during riskier undertakings like driving. New York Times, 24 Aug. 2021 First to that first one, what does Beijing want to use its unconstrained power for? CBS News, 11 Aug. 2021 There are very few people in the world who actually use unconstrained critical thinking. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unconstrained

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2021

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“Unconstrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unconstrained. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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