Definition of unaided in US English:



  • Needing or having no assistance; without help.

    ‘she can no longer walk unaided’
    • ‘Usually, once the experts are on hand it is easy to put things right, however unappealing your unaided attempts at composting may seem.’
    • ‘What kind of doctors are we training who have never had to undertake a clinic unaided or cope alone with an unexpected event during surgery?’
    • ‘Amie is completely immobile she can't walk or sit up unaided.’
    • ‘It was extremely thick - my spoon was able to stand unaided - and looked rather like baby food, but it was quite tasty.’
    • ‘And so it is that I leave Frank Cole to ponder the karmic mysteries of life, unaided by my good self.’
    • ‘To walk unaided three tentative steps from mother's to father's arms is a cause for high celebration and congratulation.’
    • ‘She can sit up straight, is able to stand unaided for short periods, and has been writing Christmas cards to her friends.’
    • ‘Contact the Elderly brings a bond of friendship to elderly people who cannot easily get out unaided and therefore lack social support.’
    • ‘The Queen Mother was taken to hospital yesterday in a royal Daimler and was able to negotiate the three steps into the building unaided.’
    • ‘He insisted on walking unaided for treatment, recovered and was able to join the royal family at Balmoral that October.’
    • ‘Ten years ago, Pen Hadow vowed to trek to the North Pole alone and unaided.’
    • ‘Which means that everything you see here - every last bit of it - I worked out for myself, entirely unaided.’
    • ‘When the tests were completed, Soeharto walked unaided from the hospital to a waiting Volkswagen minivan.’
    • ‘Bobbie can no longer walk unaided and has difficulty talking while her sister Danni is now beginning to lose her balance and her ability to speak.’
    • ‘His condition improved until by October 1993 he could walk awkwardly, unaided.’
    • ‘It should be also noted that students from unaided schools perform better in competitive examinations.’
    • ‘Since then pupils have had to use the zebra crossing outside the school gates unaided to cross the busy A4 road.’
    • ‘She was found to be unhurt and was able to walk unaided.’
    • ‘The grouping of the five became visible by the unaided eye around April 20.’
    • ‘Although able to walk unaided, David often has to use a wheelchair.’
    alone, all alone, on one's own, in a solitary state, separately, singly, solitarily, unaccompanied, solo
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