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unfettered

verb

adjective

Etymology summary

un- + fettered.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unfettered | unfetter | unrestrained [synonym, sense-specific]

released from physical or mental bonds; unrestrained | to release from fetters, bonds, etc | to release from restraint or inhibition (19 of 406 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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unfetter

to release from fetters, bonds, etc | to release from restraint or inhibition (12 of 202 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

unfettered | free [synonym, sense-specific] | unchained [synonym, sense-specific] | unrestricted [synonym, sense-specific]

simple past tense and past participle of unfetter | Not bound by chains or shackles. | Not restricted. (16 of 69 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unfettered

unfetter | unfettered [past tense] | unfettering [present participle] | unfetters [3rd-person singular present]

To release from fetters; to unchain; to let loose; to free. (11 of 12 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

unfettered

not confined or restricted (4 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unfettered

unfetter

release from restraint or inhibition (5 of 46 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

unfettered [formal]

without limits or controls (4 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unfettered

Cambridge Dictionary:

unfettered [formal]

not limited by rules or any other controlling influence (9 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unfettered

Merriam-Webster:

unfettered | free [synonym] | unrestrained [synonym]

"free", "unrestrained" (2 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unfettered

unfetter | emancipate [synonym, sense-specific] | liberate [synonym, sense-specific] | discharge [synonym, sense-specific] | disenthrall [synonym, sense-specific] | enfranchise [synonym, sense-specific] | enlarge [synonym, sense-specific] | loose [synonym, sense-specific] | loosen [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to free from fetters | "emancipate", "liberate" (6 of 109 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

unfetter | unfettered [past tense] | unfettering [present participle] | unfetters [3rd-person singular present]

To set free or keep free from restrictions or bonds. (10 of 17 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

unfetter

to release from fetters. | to free from restraint; liberate. (9 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

unfetter

to free from fetters; free from restraint of any kind; liberate (11 of 14 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

unfettered

not subject to limits or restrictions (6 of 16 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707925​/definition​.html  [offline]

unfetter | unfettered [past tense] | unfettering [present participle] | unfetters [3rd-person singular present]

to release somebody or something from fetters | to allow somebody to act without restraint (14 of 46 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707924​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

unfettered

Origin: un- + fettered.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unfettered

un-

Origin: Middle English un-, from Old English un- ("un-"), from Proto-Germanic *un- ("un-"), from ... | Middle English on-, from Old English ond-, and- ("against, facing, toward; in return, back, without"), from... (30 of 113 etymology words)

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unfetter | unfettered [past tense] | unfettering [present participle] | unfetters [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: un- + fetter.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unfetter

fetter | fetters [plural] | fettered [past tense] | fettering [present participle]

Origin: Old English feter. Cognate with Dutch veter ("lace").

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Online Etymology:

unfetter

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "un-" (2) + "fetter" (verb). The figurative sense is recorded from late 14th century

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

unfettered

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Collins Dictionary:

unfettered | unfetter

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unfetter

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

unfettered [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unfettered"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

unfettered [formal]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

unfettered [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unfettered"

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the Free Dictionary:

unfettered

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unfettered"

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unfetter

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unfettered

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unfettered"

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unfetter

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freedictionary.org:

unfettered

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Google Dictionary:

unfetter | unfettered [past tense] | unfettering [present participle] | unfetters [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "unfetter"

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YourDictionary Audio:

unfetter

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