untrammeled

adjective
un·​tram·​meled | \ ˌən-ˈtra-məld How to pronounce untrammeled (audio) \
variants: US untrammeled or British untrammelled

Definition of untrammeled

: not confined, limited, or impeded untrammeled greed/arrogance the untrammeled free market Since the later 1990s, when the first news sites were introduced on the Internet, most papers have offered untrammeled access to them.— Michael Massing She looks back with amazement at the untrammeled single life she enjoyed not so long ago.— Paul Gray

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Markets were unstoppable, commercial development proceeded like a forest fire and the streetscapes of our great trading enclaves expressed the frenzied ambition of untrammeled capitalism. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Forget the tanks. Trump’s violation of the Lincoln Memorial is the real offense.," 3 July 2019 Some critics see the law as the latest example of Hong Kong, a relatively untrammeled financial hub, being drawn under the influence of an increasingly authoritarian China. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Hong Kong braces for more protests over proposed extradition law," 11 June 2019 Naturalism Swept the Runways At shows like Loewe and Lanvin, clean skin and even cleaner hair evoked the serenity and purity of nature through its untrammeled state. Monica Kim, Vogue, "The 8 Beauty Takeaways of Paris Fashion Week," 6 Mar. 2019 North America and the Caribbean Marty BehrNational Parks RevealedBehr has arranged Monument Valley hikes, flight-seeing over San Francisco Bay, and hikes to untrammeled corners of classics like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 And its coast offers untrammeled access to both the east and north. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "As the SpaceX steamroller surges, European rocket industry vows to resist," 20 July 2018 The vast majority of these people take pride in our American heritage of untrammeled wilderness and don’t want to see unchecked development in our nation’s most spectacular landscapes. Alex Honnold, Outside Online, "Alex Honnold to Politicos: Leave Our Public Lands Alone," 25 May 2018 Some locations, some trees, should remain secret, untrammeled, and probably unnamed. Robert Earle Howells, SFChronicle.com, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018 This was Mendocino utopia: a place on the edge of the continent, where nature at its most untrammeled is on display, and freedom seems absolute. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of untrammeled

1795, in the meaning defined above

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untrammeled

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of untrammeled

formal : not limited or restricted

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