unfettered


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un·fet·ter

 (ŭn-fĕt′ər)
tr.v. un·fet·tered, un·fet·ter·ing, un·fet·ters
1. To free from fetters or other physical bonds.
2. To free from restraints or inhibitions.

unfettered

(ʌnˈfɛtəd)
adj
released from physical or mental bonds; unrestrained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfettered - not bound by shackles and chainsunfettered - not bound by shackles and chains  
unbound - not restrained or tied down by bonds

unfettered

adjective uncontrolled, free, unlimited, unchecked, unbridled, unrestrained, untrammelled, unconstrained, unconfined, unshackled Unfettered free trade is an ideal, never achieved.
Translations

unfettered

[ˈʌnˈfetəd] ADJsin trabas

unfettered

adj (fig)frei, unbehindert (by von); right, power, freedomuneingeschränkt

unfettered

[ʌnˈfɛtəd] adj unfettered (by)senza restrizioni (da parte di)
References in classic literature ?
Thenceforth he smokes his pipe in serenity, and gazes out upon the magnificent picture below and about him with unfettered enjoyment.
Sancho, on his part, gave a helping hand to release Gines de Pasamonte, who was the first to leap forth upon the plain free and unfettered, and who, attacking the prostrate commissary, took from him his sword and the musket, with which, aiming at one and levelling at another, he, without ever discharging it, drove every one of the guards off the field, for they took to flight, as well to escape Pasamonte's musket, as the showers of stones the now released galley slaves were raining upon them.
The regulation of commerce with the Indian tribes is very properly unfettered from two limitations in the articles of Confederation, which render the provision obscure and contradictory.
They are unfettered by precedent in the administration of justice.
In fact, so far as our powers extend, they are unfettered, and we are free to use them.
One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy--is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms.
taste this, and the boundaries of possibility disappear; the fields of infinite space open to you, you advance free in heart, free in mind, into the boundless realms of unfettered revery.
In short, she lives a pattern for her sex, unfettered by any romantic and foolish pledges, discharging all the natural duties of her years and station in an exemplary manner, but unwilling to incur any new ones, because she has but one heart, and that was long since given with its purity, sincerity, and truth, to him who is dead, and can never become the property of another.
Hearing a step ascending the common stair, I wondered whether the "locataire," now mounting to his apartments, were as unsettled in mind and condition as I was, or whether he lived in the calm of certain resources, and in the freedom of unfettered feelings.
Academies and minor edifices of learning meet the eye of the stranger at every few miles as be winds his way through this uneven territory, and places for the worship of God abound with that frequency which characterize a moral and reflecting people, and with that variety of exterior and canonical government which flows from unfettered liberty of conscience.
She is what we call in England a tomboy, with a strong nature, wild and free, unfettered by any sort of traditions.
Leave your eyes unfettered by your will but a single instant and they will surely turn to seek it.