un·​guid·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈgī-dəd How to pronounce unguided (audio) \

Definition of unguided

: not guided: such as
a : not led by a guide an unguided tour
b : not subject to guidance after launching an unguided missile

Examples of unguided in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The draft guidance for outdoor recreation would allow unguided outdoor recreation of any kind for groups of up to 10 people. John Meyer, The Know, "Colorado may start allowing guided groups for fishing, biking, climbing and other outdoor recreation," 1 June 2020 An unguided Katyusha rocket was fired at Baghdad’s international airport Sunday night near where American troops and diplomats are housed one night after the U.S. military shot one down, according to U.S. officials. Fox News, "Rocket fired at Baghdad's international airport, not far from US troops and diplomats," 6 July 2020 These short-range, unguided weapons are cheap, mass-produced and far different from the large ballistic missiles that Iran fired at Ayn al Asad. New York Times, "Searching for Candor in a Dreary, Uncertain and Dishonest Time," 13 Mar. 2020 In contemporary parlance, any situation that requires making a series of unguided choices, or that provides an opportunity to go back and re-make a series of choices that turned out badly, is referred to as a 'Choose Your Own Adventure.'... Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Netflix Seeks Cancellation of "Choose Your Own Adventure" Trademark in 'Bandersnatch' Dispute," 26 Feb. 2020 The trip was unguided and came with only a little support — a canoe rental and bike transportation — giving it a choose-your-own adventure feel. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's Driftless 250 adventure race is back for 2020, with sister trips across the U.S.," 23 Jan. 2020 For experienced backcountry skiers, unguided passes ($29) are available, too. Outside Online, "Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Is an Outdoor Winter Playground," 2 Oct. 2019 The opinions spewed forth like unguided missiles, delighting those who support Donald Trump and dismaying those who do not. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Trump’s Twitter War on Spelling," 31 Aug. 2019 The opinions spewed forth like unguided missiles, delighting those who support Donald Trump and dismaying those who do not. Sarah Lyall, BostonGlobe.com, "There or their? Sticklers twitch at President Trump’s posts," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unguided

1585, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2020

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“Unguided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unguided. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unguided

: not controlled or led by anyone or anything : not guided

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