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unencumbered

[uhn-en-kuhm-berd] /ˌʌn ɛnˈkʌm bərd/
adjective
1.
not impeded, slowed down, or retarded; free to move, advance, or go forward.
2.
having few or no burdens or obligations.
3.
not burdened or weighed down, as with bulky or heavy objects.
Origin of unencumbered
Related forms
unencumbering, adjective
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  • Twenty-five thousand francs a year, unencumbered, and expectations from her uncle!

  • There is nothing wanting; and yet how clear and unencumbered are her decks!

  • My letter was as short as I could possibly make it, and was, I hope, unencumbered by needless apologies and needless details.

    The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
  • "A French Widow of eighteen, unencumbered," and so forth and so on.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • The rope slipped, and both, unencumbered, reached the top and disappeared.

    The Virginian Owen Wister
British Dictionary definitions for unencumbered

unencumbered

/ˌʌnɪnˈkʌmbəd/
adjective
1.
not burdened, impeded, or hampered
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Word Origin and History for unencumbered
adj.

1722, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of encumber.

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