unscreened

adjective
un·​screened | \ˌən-ˈskrēnd \

Definition of unscreened 

: not screened: such as

a : not shut off or protected by a screen an unscreened porch unscreened windows

b : not passed through a screening device or procedure unscreened questions unscreened luggage

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Price said smaller planes that would go unscreened are lighter and carry less fuel, making them less dangerous as weapons in the hands of terrorists like those who crashed four planes on Sept. 11, 2001. Fox News, "TSA considering ending screening at 150 small airports: It's 'beyond comprehension,' says critic," 3 Aug. 2018 Members of the opposition party Alternative for Germany have charged that the country’s security situation has worsened since Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed roughly one million people to enter Germany unscreened and apply for asylum. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "6 Men Were Plotting Attack on Berlin Half-Marathon, Police Say," 8 Apr. 2018 The Comfort cared for 67 patients in its first two days, but wasn’t set up to receive unscreened patients, Mr. Raheem said. Frances Robles And Sheri Fink, New York Times, "Amid Puerto Rico Disaster, Hospital Ship Admitted Just 6 Patients a Day," 6 Dec. 2017 The results at nine months postpartum showed that fewer mothers in the screening group experienced symptoms of major depression compared with unscreened mothers: 0.6% versus 2.5%. Susan Scutti, CNN, "An easy opportunity to screen moms for postpartum depression," 12 Sep. 2017 Airports are upset TSA will abandon staffing at exit lanes, which don't have checkpoints but ensure that unscreened people don't wander into the gate area. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "TSA fees up, dog teams down in Trump budget," 23 May 2017 The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to approve a special use permit to allow unscreened outdoor storage for a business on 3.09-acres at 297 Industrial Park Drive. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Lawrenceville approves unscreened outdoor storage," 12 Apr. 2017 But for fans of his work, the chance to view his unscreened opus will be worth the wait. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Netflix Will Finish Orson Welles’ Last Film," 16 Mar. 2017 The image, of the refugee, Anas Modamani, with the chancellor, initially came to symbolize the German leader’s decision to let hundreds of thousands of unscreened migrants into Germany. The New York Times, New York Times, "Houston Will Host Energy Conference, and February Jobs Figures Are Due," 5 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unscreened

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Nov 2018

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The first known use of unscreened was in 1648

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