un·​guid·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈgī-dəd \

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

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The 227-millimeter rocket system was originally conceived as a way to plaster area targets with grenade-like submunitions dispersed from salvos of unguided rockets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "F-35, Ground Rocket Launcher Team Up to Destroy Target with Pinpoint Accuracy," 8 Oct. 2018 From touchdown on the landing strip to takeoff on another mission—including refueling and rearming with four 1,000-pound Mk.84 unguided bombs—required only 20 minutes. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The A-10 Warthog Was a Badass Even in This Old-School '70s Film," 3 May 2018 Lately, life seems a little frappy and unguided, like a movie in search of a plot. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "It's just an old oak chest, too heavy and in need of some TLC. Aren't we all?," 27 Apr. 2018 They had been admitted, but felt unguided and unsupported. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Low-income, first-generation students have — finally — established a beachhead at Ivy League schools. Now the real work starts.," 13 Mar. 2018 Thousands of unguided sport anglers also visit the bay each winter. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake whitefish heat up Green Bay's ice in winter," 20 Jan. 2018 Such uninformed claims backed by stubborn insistence are part of the reason unguided missiles such as Walker shouldn’t be in public office. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Groveland officials, candidates still at odds coming down to the election wire," 30 Oct. 2017 ELYRIA, Ohio -- A petition is circling online to name the next unguided missile destroyer after the Elyria sailor who lost his life in the crash of the U.S.S. Fitzgerald to save others. Kaylee Remington, cleveland.com, "Petition to name missile destroyer after Elyria sailor who died in ship collision," 24 June 2017 Corpe says one peer-review study with youth players found that training according to your genetics led to almost three times the level of improvement compared to unguided training. Christina Macfarlane, CNN, "Bryan Habana: Rugby star's surprise DNA discovery," 31 May 2017

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1585, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unguided

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

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a servile follower or underling

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