adjective, fre·er, fre·est.
verb (used with object), freed, free·ing.
- to release, as from restrictions: Congress voted to free up funds for the new highway system.
- to disentangle: It took an hour to free up the traffic jam.
- unrestrained; casual; informal.
- excessively or inappropriately casual; presumptuous.
- to use as one's own; help oneself to: If you make free with their liquor, you won't be invited again.
- to treat with too much familiarity; take liberties with.
Origin of free
Examples from the Web for unfree
The celebration of Pope Francis should not become just such a therapy for the unfree.Edward Snowden, Not Pope Francis, Is the Person of the Year|James Poulos|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The free or unfree condition of a man descended to his posterity.
Miss Marsden went on to attack all the things which bind women and keep them unfree.Women as World Builders|Floyd Dell
And no matter how increasingly beneficent they may in their action appear, they are still despotic and we unfree.Progress and History|Various
British Dictionary definitions for unfree
adjective freer or freest
- having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
- (as noun)land of the free
- not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
- not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
verb frees, freeing or freed (tr)
Derived Formsfreer, nounfreely, adverbfreeness, noun
Word Origin for free
Idioms and Phrases with unfree
In addition to the idioms beginning with free
- free agent
- free and clear
- free and easy
- free as a bird
- free enterprise
- free fall
- free hand
- free lunch
- free rein
- breathe easy (freely)
- feel free
- footloose and fancy-free
- for free
- get off (scot-free)
- home free
- make free with
- of one's own accord (free will)