un·​en·​cum·​bered ˌən-in-ˈkəm-bərd How to pronounce unencumbered (audio)
: free of encumbrance

Examples of unencumbered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By cultivating a mindset driven by intrinsic desires rather than external pressures, individuals can chart their course with clarity and conviction, unencumbered by the whims of external influence. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 Something unencumbered by the long-standing legacy frameworks that can weigh you down. Michael Schneider, Variety, 13 May 2024 That neutrality, the university argues, allows for a robust, unencumbered exchange of ideas. Jeremy W. Peters Jamie Kelter Davis, New York Times, 6 May 2024 Sports Plaschke: Super Bowl LVIII: Wrong-way Plaschke picks lovable 49ers over villainous Chiefs Feb. 9, 2024 Tunney officiated during the era of streaking, too, and saw his share of people weaving through security guards while unencumbered by clothing. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for unencumbered 

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unencumbered was in 1722

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“Unencumbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unencumbered. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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