un·​hin·​dered | \ ˌən-ˈhin-dərd How to pronounce unhindered (audio) \

Definition of unhindered

: not restrained or held back : not hindered … she must beg that I would allow her to proceed unhindered.— Wilkie Collins Its million-plus residents go about their business unhindered by military checkpoints …— William Finnegan

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Recent Examples on the Web Under the post-Brexit deal, EU products should still be able to travel unhindered from the bloc to Northern Ireland. Samuel Petrequin, Star Tribune, "EU tightens vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry," 29 Jan. 2021 Legislators, however, generally have their own separate entrances or gates, and in practice are able to pass through unhindered. Washington Post, "The U.S. isn’t the only country to make lawmakers pass through metal detectors," 15 Jan. 2021 But in this era of COVID-19 the festival's offerings are being shared online, unhindered by the boundaries of New York City. David Morgan, CBS News, "DOC NYC documentary film festival goes online," 11 Nov. 2020 Still, many Europeans are exhausted, emotionally and financially, by the new curbs to their freedoms after getting a taste of unhindered movement over the summer. New York Times, "France and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows," 28 Oct. 2020 Often, Spanish-language content outlives its English counterpart, allowing the spread of falsehoods to continue unhindered. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, "For Latinos, combating disinformation about the election often starts at home," 26 Oct. 2020 In Barr’s view, unhindered executive power is an appropriate and just tool in the war on liberalism. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, "How Trump and Barr are Benefitting from the Catholic Right’s Consolidation of Power," 2 Oct. 2020 As Labor Day brings the close of an unusually quiet tourism season, beaches across the United States are drawing in major crowds, mostly unhindered by threats of the coronavirus pandemic and heat waves in some parts of the country. Staff And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Sweltering crowds throng to beaches for Labor Day weekend, despite pandemic worries," 8 Sep. 2020 This has proceeded unhindered with the most approvals being granted to U.S. financial institutions and is expected to gain pace as the Chinese economy gathers steam, Fang said. Bloomberg.com, "China Calls for Talks With U.S. on Spat Over Stock Listings," 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of unhindered

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhindered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhindered. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unhindered

: able or allowed to happen or continue without being slowed, stopped, or made more difficult


un·​hin·​dered | \ ˌən-ˈhin-dərd \

Kids Definition of unhindered

: not kept back : proceeding freely unhindered progress

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