un- +‎ encumbered



unencumbered (comparative more unencumbered, superlative most unencumbered)

  1. Not burdened with worries, cares or responsibilities.
  2. Free of encumbrance.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “1/1/3”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      That large room had always awed Ivor: even as a child he had never wanted to play in it, for all that it was so limitless, the parquet floor so vast and shiny and unencumbered, the windows so wide and light with the fairy expanse of Kensington Gardens.
    • 1962 April, J. N. Faulkner, “Summer Saturday at Waterloo”, in Modern Railways, page 258:
      The commuters from the suburbs come unencumbered with luggage, children and prams, and can almost be relied upon to find their way blindfold to their trains.
  3. (of property) Not subject to any claims.


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