un·​hin·​dered | \ ˌən-ˈhin-dərd \

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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If Amazon hadn’t gotten in the way of Seattle’s attempt to fund affordable housing — or if the city, unhindered by business interests, had acted sooner — would there be a need for a new Mary’s Place shelter? Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "Jeff Bezos’s philanthropic projects aren’t as generous as they seem," 29 Nov. 2018 This is because photons mostly pass through the world unhindered. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Engineering tour de force births programmable optical quantum computer," 5 Sep. 2018 If left unhindered, MDSCs promote tumor growth by shutting down other immune cells that keep tumors in check. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, "Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?," 13 July 2018 Durov launched Telegram the following year, aiming to provide a means to communicate unhindered by government snooping. Jacob Silverman, Longreads, "Private Telegram, Public Strife," 3 July 2018 The Nazi transports carrying the victims to the slaughter rolled past, day and night, unhindered as local priests and churchgoers went about their rites in ordinary time. Rabbi Dan Fink, idahostatesman, "Neutrality is not a moral option | Idaho Statesman," 21 Apr. 2018 The airline dispute erupted in January 2015, when American, Delta and United airlines asked the government to reopen negotiations over the agreements for unhindered flights between the U.S., Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "U.S., Qatar reach agreement in long-running dispute involving Qatar Airways," 30 Jan. 2018 Net neutrality means unfiltered, unhindered access to what the web offers. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "The FCC’s Christmas Gift to Internet Users," 22 Dec. 2017 The shooting began at 10:07 p.m., and the gunman appeared to fire unhindered for more than 10 minutes, according to radio traffic. Bloomberg.com, "'I'm Going to Die': High-rise Gunman Kills 59 in Las Vegas," 3 Oct. 2017

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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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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