untrammeled

adjective

un·​tram·​meled ˌən-ˈtra-məld How to pronounce untrammeled (audio)
variants US untrammeled or British untrammelled
: 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 son of two sociology professors, Tsushima grew unnerved by Willis Law’s untrammeled prowess in court. Mya Frazier, Harper's Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 Today, Alaska remains one of the last frontiers for remote, untrammeled skiing, but is no longer a stranger to luxury. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 While none of these changes will come to pass in the immediate future, and some may never materialize, the age of untrammeled crypto experimentation (and bald-faced crypto scams) might be on the way out. Wired, 6 July 2022 More recently, amid increasing pressure on streaming services brought on by untrammeled expansion, low prices and widespread password sharing, Disney has promised its own crackdown on non-paying users and raised prices for ad-free versions of Disney+ and Hulu by 20% to 27%. David Hamilton, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2023 On these peaceful and untrammeled shores, visitors will be welcomed into a world that sets new benchmarks in maritime luxury—with several marinas, two cruise and seaport terminals and over 5,000 wet berths. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 The hinterland one sees from the Rovos Rail, of Zambia and Botswana, of Namibia and Tanzania, is the true, largely untrammeled face of the region. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Oct. 2023 North Cascades, in northern Washington, is largely designated as a wilderness park, expressly set aside to remain untrammeled by man, but there is one road, North Cascades Scenic Highway, that cuts through the center of it, bisecting the north and south units. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 18 Nov. 2021 Its policies of the mid-2010s seem mild by comparison to its attempts today to flatten the complexity of Chinese identity and extend the untrammeled hegemony of Mandarin. Gina Anne Tam, Foreign Affairs, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untrammeled was in 1795

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“Untrammeled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrammeled. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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