un·​re·​strict·​ed | \ˌən-ri-ˈstrik-təd \

Definition of unrestricted 

: not having limits : not subject to restriction : not restricted unrestricted areas an unrestricted discussion

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easygoing, flexible, lax, loose, relaxed, slack, unrestrained


hard, harsh, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict

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The free agency class will be loaded (Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant could all be unrestricted) and teams should finally have money again. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "NBA Free Agency Needs to Return to Normal in 2019," 10 July 2018 There are some notable centers on the free-agent market this summer, including Brook Lopez, Greg Monroe, Aron Baynes, Kyle O'Quinn, Nerlens Noel, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and Kevon Looney, who are all unrestricted. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks free agency primer: More decisions than just what to do with Jabari Parker," 29 June 2018 The funds were part of about $13.4 billion in oil earnings Iran had stashed in escrow accounts around the world to which the agreement gave it unrestricted access. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, "Republican investigation finds that Obama administration misled Congress on possible Iranian access to U.S. financial system," 6 June 2018 The reduction included in next year’s budget would strip 24 percent of the unrestricted, discretionary state general fund money the agency receives. Melinda Deslatte, The Seattle Times, "Louisiana food stamp program threatened with shutdown," 9 June 2018 In a related deal, PetSmart transferred another 16% stake in Chewy.com to an unrestricted subsidiary, the people familiar with the matter said. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "PetSmart Spinning Off Stake in Chewy.com to Private-Equity Owner," 5 June 2018 If the Bucks had rescinded their qualifying offer, Parker would’ve been an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team. K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Bulls working to sign restricted free agent Jabari Parker to offer sheet," 14 July 2018 Walker, who makes $12 million next season, will become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his seven-season NBA career. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Why All-Star Kemba Walker’s New York ties should worry Charlotte Hornets," 13 July 2018 That leverage increased when the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns reached lucrative agreements with unrestricted free agents. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Aaron Gordon’s new Magic contract brought tears to his eyes," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of unrestricted

1750, in the meaning defined above

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