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Not restricted or limited.‘unconstrained growth’
uncontrolled, unrestricted, unchecked, unbridled, unlimited, unfettered, unshackled, untrammelled, uninhibited, unconfined, unimpeded, unhampered, unbounded, boundless, unsuppressed, undisciplined, uncontrollable, out of control, out of handView synonyms
- ‘The problem for government is to avoid constraining that which, if unconstrained by government, is free.’
- ‘This dogma is supposed to free the writerly side of one's brain for unconstrained truth-telling.’
- ‘The ‘freeholder’ was thought of as an independent voter exercising his legal rights unconstrained by the lure of political parties or threats.’
- ‘For many the case has confirmed that the army is now unconstrained by the wishes of its civilian masters.’
- ‘It was less than 20 dollars, and had mould growing apparently unconstrained on the ceiling, and a ceiling fan, two single beds and a small television.’
- ‘Her snappy asides, unconstrained mix of observational humour and rants on life's irritations make for lucid, compulsive viewing.’
- ‘Barnave rejects rigidity as strongly as he condemns the wild flights of unconstrained imagination.’
- ‘There was unconstrained joy when it was announced that a former British Airways Concorde would be taking pride of place at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian.’
- ‘Thinkers are unconstrained by base political considerations.’
- ‘The useless surplus is the surplus of freedom itself, the margin of free production unconstrained by production for necessity.’
- ‘The net has created a world where communication is unconstrained by geographical, temporal or political borders.’
- ‘The reactions giving rise to zircon growth are generally unspecified and unconstrained.’
- ‘Being a true gentleman, I wouldn't have mentioned it but Ann proceeded to tell every person she met about it, so I feel entirely unconstrained!’
- ‘Souter's money has bought around half the billboard sites in Ayr, unconstrained by the tight rules on campaign expenditure because it is not representing any one candidate.’
- ‘They are enthusiasts for the notion that the United States has become a New Rome, a colossus unconstrained by any values, loyalties or ideals of international law.’
- ‘This political apathy enabled the ruling elites to exercise their authority unconstrained by popular pressure.’
- ‘Surely soaring house prices cannot be allowed to continue unconstrained.’
- ‘Labour was treated like any other commodity, whose price was best set through a free unconstrained labour market.’
- ‘We romanticize the unconstrained individual: the Lone Ranger.’
- ‘The ability to mix and match tracks in playlists unconstrained by the limitations of vinyl records or CDs could undermine the notion of the album as a coherent collection of music.’
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