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

Examples of untrammeled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The color wheel opposite and pages following suggest untrammeled color-scheming. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 23 July 2021 Their achievements should be celebrated by all who value the ingenuity of the untrammeled human spirit. The Editors, National Review, 21 July 2021 The case is also a parable with far broader consequences for the digital age, raising disturbing questions about untrammeled surveillance and the reliability of electronic evidence. Washington Post, 19 July 2021 Some independent films about the city’s politics have managed to thrive in recent years, but critics say the remaining space for untrammeled voices in cinema is quickly disappearing. John Lyons, WSJ, 15 July 2021 Lost in this noise and too often far below the public's radar is the steady and consummately challenging work of land and water stewardship and of protecting the nation's relatively few untrammeled places. Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 Called Kamui Mintara, or Playground of the Gods, by the indigenous Ainu people, the park offers hiking trails among alpine flowers and sulphuric vents, with sweeping views of untrammeled heights. Selena Takigawa Hoy, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2021 Often censorship involves a swing of the pendulum, where a burst of untrammeled liberty produces a repressive reaction. Jonathan Rose, WSJ, 7 June 2021 This, after all, involved two teams backed by the untrammeled wealth of Gulf States competing for a place in soccer’s most glamorous, most exclusive club competition. New York Times, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of untrammeled

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Untrammeled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrammeled. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of untrammeled

formal : not limited or restricted


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