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 Tony, unhindered by any sense of moral anguish, garrotes the man in broad daylight with a length of cable. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 Once these cells are knocked out, the bacteria can multiply unhindered. Jenny Howard, National Geographic, "Plague, explained," 20 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, the sisterhood of the pride continues more or less unhindered by which males happen to be around at any moment. Erin Biba, National Geographic, "In real life, Simba’s mom would be running the pride," 8 July 2019 Becoming an American citizen does not seem to have diminished von Braun’s zeal for unhindered technological development. New York Times, "Fifty Years Ago We Landed on the Moon. Why Should We Care Now?," 14 June 2019 Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa will offer guests an intimate Fourth of July dining experience on the resort’s private pier with unhindered views of the Big Bay Boom fireworks show. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 34 places you can eat, drink and hang out this Independence Day," 27 June 2019 The lower-level features a very spacious bonus room that seamlessly flows to a lower-level deck that is designed to offer unhindered views of the beautiful terrain. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: New construction in Orinda delivers thoughtful design and incredible views," 26 June 2019 The World Health Organization has called for unhindered access to the camp and the roads leading to it, and for faster approvals to deliver supplies. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "Battle to Oust Islamic State Takes Toll on Syrian Civilians," 13 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unhindered

1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unhindered was in 1615

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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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