not impeded, slowed down, or retarded; free to move, advance, or go forward.
having few or no burdens or obligations.
not burdened or weighed down, as with bulky or heavy objects.
- un·en·cum·ber·ing, adjective
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How to use unencumbered in a sentence
At present, orbit serves every nation with satellites by allowing those satellites to observe the Earth below unencumbered.This space-based weapon remains in the dark—for now | Kelsey D. Atherton | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
They will also not consider location when hiring employees this year, “so that we can find talent and hire them unencumbered,” Eric said.Why two brothers are betting on creating new brands and e-commerce to grow their media company | Sara Guaglione | August 2, 2021 | Digiday
Thankfully, with this backpack from Fishpond, you don’t have to decide between being unencumbered and having everything you need on the river.
Long-distance runners, hikers, cyclists, and other outdoor adventurers want to move around unencumbered, and that’s where a hydration backpack can come in.Best hydration pack: We’ll help you keep your thirst at bay during your epic outdoor adventures | Irena Collaku | June 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
The finding suggests that inside a neutron star, quarks are not confined within neutrons, but they still interact with one another strongly, rather than being free to roam about unencumbered, Reddy said.Neutron stars may not be as squishy as some scientists thought | Emily Conover | April 20, 2021 | Science News
Hansen, the driver, was my guide (although I wandered off unencumbered at times).
And he has been able to portray himself as unencumbered by some of the interest groups linked to the other candidates.Weiner Is No Joke—He’s Now Leading in Two Mayoral Polls | David Freedlander | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile most of the world will merrily move on, largely unencumbered by such all-encompassing prejudices and paranoia.
Instead I felt envious of this earlier version of myself, unencumbered by the burden of abstinence.
Perhaps we are all just playing out our genetic destiny, like programmed robots, free of free will, unencumbered by choice.For Newtown Killer, a Dangerous DNA Wild-Goose Chase | Kent Sepkowitz | December 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
The mines secured are freehold property, and with one exception are unencumbered by tribute or native partners.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
Let the grand idea suffice, unencumbered by the multitude of details.Heart | Martin Farquhar Tupper
The steepness was such that to climb it unencumbered was a breathless business; the linen made her task a cruelty to her.The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
Immediately Forbes determined upon a hurried advance with a picked body of twenty-five hundred men, unencumbered.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 5) | Archer Butler Hulbert
British Dictionary definitions for unencumbered
not burdened, impeded, or hampered
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