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

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 In the first category, the U.K. would follow EU rules, for example in chemicals regulation, and get untrammeled access to the EU as at present. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, "Britain and the EU Are Pulling Back From the Cliff—For Now," 27 Apr. 2018 Mount Engadine is that rare find: a warm, intimate lodge surrounded by untrammeled peaks and trails, but only 45 minutes by car from Banff. Katie Arnold, Outside Online, "Banff's Top Family Adventures," 11 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'untrammeled.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of untrammeled

1795, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about untrammeled

Statistics for untrammeled

Last Updated

23 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for untrammeled

The first known use of untrammeled was in 1795

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for untrammeled



English Language Learners Definition of untrammeled

formal : not limited or restricted

Comments on untrammeled

What made you want to look up untrammeled? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!