Definition of unfettered in English:



  • Not confined or restricted.

    ‘his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Even today only the rarest company can claim unfettered independence.’
    • ‘Papua solidarity groups typically rely on voluntary support to promote the cause of Papuan self-determination and are often unfettered by institutional affiliations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The deployment of foreign inspectors at Rafah would have given Palestinians relatively unfettered access to the world for the first time in decades.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Free and unfettered, the press can shut people out, ignore their views, or unfairly constrict debate.’
    • ‘Martin Luther King Jr. was the major leader of the civil rights movement in the Untied States, not an unfettered Roman Catholic cleric.’
    • ‘The Department cannot have an unfettered discretion to operate it in whatever way it chooses.’
    • ‘In accepting the resolution, Iraq accepted full and unfettered inspections.’
    • ‘The imposed settlement also gave the province's health boards the unfettered right to contract out the hospital workers' jobs.’
    • ‘They were convinced that autonomy meant unfettered creativity.’
    • ‘Be sure that news reporters and your attorneys have unfettered access to these training sessions, including preparatory meetings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Guns, however, remain unfettered, which suggests that they benefit from, rather than protect against, the destruction of other liberties.’
    • ‘He is a man in the know, whose voice is now unfettered.’
    • ‘Chenault expects to sacrifice some of his margins to grasp the opportunity presented by unfettered competition.’
    • ‘Now, for better or worse, the internet provides an unfettered outlet for twisted imaginations everywhere.’
    • ‘Slesser numbered himself among the last generation to be unfettered by political correctness.’
    unrestrained, unrestricted, unconstrained, free, unbridled, untrammelled, unchecked, unconfined, unimpeded, unhampered, uncontrolled, unbound, untied, unchained, unshackled, loose
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