un·​ham·​pered ˌən-ˈham-pərd How to pronounce unhampered (audio)
: not impeded or restrained : not hampered
unhampered freedom/authority
There were many references to cyberspace as a community: vast clusters of people communicating with one another, unhampered by geography.Nora Sayre

Examples of unhampered in a Sentence

the freeway system needs to be expanded to meet the demands of the city's unhampered growth
Recent Examples on the Web But even as the U.S. boosts pandemic assistance to India and allows some of its diplomatic families to come home, other aspects of the relationship continue unhampered. Zeke Miller, Time, 1 May 2021 In fact, for those who would profit from the ways things are now, that sense of fatigue, of individual moral confusion, allows inequities to continue unhampered. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, 19 Oct. 2020 Wentz seemed fearless and unhampered escaping the pocket early and still looks fluid and athletic. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Sep. 2021 What’s more, rum is relatively unhampered by strict regulations. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2021 In Mendelsohn’s earlier works, classics slip in and out unhampered and unquestioned, like a friend with a key to the house. Giancarlo Buonomo, New Republic, 3 Oct. 2017 A midday picnic for the school’s seniors across the street also continued unhampered. Hannah Knowles, sacbee, 25 Aug. 2017 Washington, however, has declared it in its interest to ensure that the conflicts are resolved peacefully and that freedom of navigation and overflight remain unhampered. Christopher Bodeen, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unhampered was in 1702

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“Unhampered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhampered. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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