unfettered


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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 ?
Unto all of you, whatever honours ye like to assume in your names, whether ye call yourselves 'the free spirits' or 'the conscientious,' or 'the penitents of the spirit,' or 'the unfettered,' or 'the great longers,'--
They are unfettered by precedent in the administration of justice.
His direction was aimless--he merely raced on and on through the jungle, the joy of unfettered action his principal urge, with the hope of stumbling upon some clew to Chulk or the she, a secondary incentive.
Thenceforth he smokes his pipe in serenity, and gazes out upon the magnificent picture below and about him with unfettered enjoyment.
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.
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.
I almost envied the unfettered, vigorous fluency of her discourse, and the strong sense evinced by everything she said--and yet, I did not; for, though I occasionally regretted my own deficiencies for his sake, it gave me very great pleasure to sit and hear the two beings I loved and honoured above every one else in the world, discoursing together so amicably, so wisely, and so well.
When he had seen him spring, a free man, to his feet, and had given vent to the transport of delight which the sight awakened, he went to work upon his own, which soon fell rattling down upon the ground, and left his limbs unfettered.
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.
When he came to himself after being wounded and the flower of eternal, unfettered love had instantly unfolded itself in his soul as if freed from the bondage of life that had restrained it, he no longer feared death and ceased to think about it.
He was vaguely conscious of a sense of being treated unjustly, of there being a flaw in Claire's words somewhere if he could only find it, but the sudden attack had deprived him of the free and unfettered use of his powers of reasoning.
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.