Definition of unfetter in English:

unfetter

verb

[with object]
  • Release from restraint or inhibition.

    ‘his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic’
    ‘the settlement fails to unfetter the market from anti-competitive conduct’
    ‘unfettered artistic genius’
    • ‘Consumers instead flock to unauthorized sites offering unfettered music for free.’
    • ‘Examination of countries where unfettered free market measures have been applied shows what would really happen.’
    • ‘The spirit of open and unfettered academic inquiry must be preserved.’
    • ‘So much for the corporation's original justification that it could take risks unfettered by commercial pressures to attract new audiences.’
    • ‘It is healing and soothing to hold it, and it unfetters me from the energy of old ties.’
    • ‘The swifts are wild, daring, and free, unfettered by cables, canvas, or clocks.’
    • ‘And that won't work much longer, as Blair's desire to unfetter the executive from parliamentary - and Civil Service - control leads to further constitutional ‘reforms’.’
    • ‘It is ‘so full of exceptions no one will ever know if it will unfetter the market,’ he said.’
    • ‘Public health policy should be based on a thorough and critical review of the scientific evidence by open minds unfettered by custom and dogma.’
    • ‘A unique romantic comedy, unfettered by the normal expectations of the genre, is a rare and wondrous thing.’
    • ‘Instead they championed reactionary renegades and unfettered capitalist expansion.’
    • ‘What if there was even a slim chance that unfettered coverage would have goaded the inmates into killing the hostages?’
    • ‘The former argued that unfettered free trade contributed to sweatshop labour in the Third World.’
    • ‘In the past, when markets were more unfettered, swindlers were flagrant.’
    • ‘The act released his physical energies without unfettering his will.’
    • ‘The children were encouraged to unfetter their imaginations and let them soar, for it was more important to participate in the competition, rather than win the top prizes.’
    • ‘By harnessing this freely available history as well as unfettered cooperation, we advance the common good.’
    • ‘The new strategy marks a potentially realistic middle ground between competing legislative visions for how to control or unfetter the chaotic world of digital media and distribution.’
    • ‘The slightest breach of a commitment to free and unfettered inspections - any place, any time - should be met by force.’
    • ‘The myriad worlds of fantasy and science fiction are where our spirits are free to frolic unfettered by the weight of sin.’
    unfasten, unbutton, unhook, untie, unlace
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Pronunciation

unfetter

/ʌnˈfɛtə/