Definition of unfettered in English:



  • Not confined or restricted.

    ‘his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic’
    • ‘Even today only the rarest company can claim unfettered independence.’
    • ‘Slesser numbered himself among the last generation to be unfettered by political correctness.’
    • ‘Now, for better or worse, the internet provides an unfettered outlet for twisted imaginations everywhere.’
    • ‘He is a man in the know, whose voice is now unfettered.’
    • ‘Martin Luther King Jr. was the major leader of the civil rights movement in the Untied States, not an unfettered Roman Catholic cleric.’
    • ‘I should have the right to litigate the matter of consent to adoption freely, unfettered in any way by the Family Court or its decisions.’
    • ‘Chenault expects to sacrifice some of his margins to grasp the opportunity presented by unfettered competition.’
    • ‘The imposed settlement also gave the province's health boards the unfettered right to contract out the hospital workers' jobs.’
    • ‘The deployment of foreign inspectors at Rafah would have given Palestinians relatively unfettered access to the world for the first time in decades.’
    • ‘Papua solidarity groups typically rely on voluntary support to promote the cause of Papuan self-determination and are often unfettered by institutional affiliations.’
    • ‘In accepting the resolution, Iraq accepted full and unfettered inspections.’
    • ‘Public health policy should be based on a thorough and critical review of the scientific evidence by open minds unfettered by custom and dogma.’
    • ‘Merely opening up the floorplate and providing unfettered opportunities to communicate, however, actually placed too much focus on interaction.’
    • ‘The Department cannot have an unfettered discretion to operate it in whatever way it chooses.’
    • ‘Guns, however, remain unfettered, which suggests that they benefit from, rather than protect against, the destruction of other liberties.’
    • ‘Free and unfettered, the press can shut people out, ignore their views, or unfairly constrict debate.’
    • ‘We have rejected the calls of a few extreme voices that wanted to see the Resource Management Act ripped apart for the sake of unfettered development.’
    • ‘They were convinced that autonomy meant unfettered creativity.’
    • ‘The credit-card industry may get help from an unexpected quarter: Bank regulators are hinting that they won't allow the home equity binge to continue unfettered.’
    • ‘Be sure that news reporters and your attorneys have unfettered access to these training sessions, including preparatory meetings.’
    unrestrained, unrestricted, unconstrained, free, unbridled, untrammelled, unchecked, unconfined, unimpeded, unhampered, uncontrolled, unbound, untied, unchained, unshackled, loose
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