unconstrained

adjective
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

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The point of arms control is to limit or stop a competition in weapons that, if left unconstrained, could endanger not just the big powers but much of the rest of the world. Deb Riechmann, The Denver Post, "U.S. to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends," 2 Aug. 2019 But these announcements may only add to the sense that the giants of Silicon Valley are unconstrained and growing more powerful by the day. Seth Fiegerman, CNN, "Antitrust scrutiny isn't stopping Big Tech from trying to get even bigger," 14 July 2019 One of the greatest threats to self-government is a politically unconstrained administrative state. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Who Runs the Census?," 24 Jan. 2019 Imagine, for instance, the potential of a floating PV system in New York Harbor: almost unconstrained in size, competing with nothing but shipping, and sitting right next to an enormous load. David Roberts, Vox, "Robots, floating power plants, and 2-sided panels, oh my: solar tech’s near future," 29 Aug. 2018 Trump continues to tweet, unconstrained by conventional ideas about reality, truth, or coherence. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump just tweeted out a cryptic video of people getting money in Spanish," 18 Oct. 2018 This allows for actors to be free and unconstrained—to really perform. Jordan Kushins, Popular Mechanics, "A Brief History of Sound in Cinema," 24 Feb. 2016 The brilliance of the performance is to render Inga’s actions horrifyingly logical for someone unconstrained by the social contract. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: An Icelandic Suburb Hides Deep Dysfunction ‘Under the Tree’," 5 July 2018 The appointments, which also created faculty lines at George Mason, were steered to professors who, like the Kochs, embraced unconstrained free markets. New York Times, "What Charles Koch and Other Donors to George Mason University Got for Their Money," 5 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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