Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not held in check; unrestrained: an unchecked flow of water; an unchecked temper.
  • adj. Not checked for accuracy, efficiency, or flaws: an unchecked list.
  • adj. Informal Of or relating to a square in a crossword that is part of only one word instead of two.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Unrestrained or not held back.
  • adj. Not examined for accuracy, efficiency, etc.
  • adj. Not checked (ticked or enabled).
  • adj. Part of only one entry (i.e., across or down, but not both).
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of uncheck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not checked; not restrained; not hindered. Not contradicted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not restrained or controlled

Etymologies

un- +‎ checked (Wiktionary)
See uncheck (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sonia Gandhi, president of India's ruling Congress party, yesterday launched a vituperative attack on what she called the unchecked greed of bankers and businessmen, recalling the glory days of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi who began nationalising commercial banks in the late

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  • Sonia Gandhi, the highly influential president of India's ruling Congress Party, yesterday launched a vituperative attack on what she called the unchecked greed of bankers and businessmen, recalling the glory days of her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi who began nationalising commercial banks in the late 1960s.

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  • While he agrees with Lawrence that neighborhood infrastructure must be handled on a need basis and removed from slush funds, he proposes an INCREASE in unchecked, unsupervised slush fund expenditures.

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  • That they will do so if left unchecked is now being proven at the federal level.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » California’s Woes and Prop 13

  • Rethugs lying again, see they want wall street to remain unchecked, and continue the same crap that got us here in the first place

    GOP weekly address hits Obama on economy, jobs

  • Yes, the corporations are going to spend billions of dollars now in unchecked funds to buy every election they can electing brain-dead pro-business puppets.

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  • Without a doubt the most powerful individual in society if left unchecked is a law enforcement officer.

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  • Power unchecked is the goal of Feinstein, Clinton, Kennedy, and other prominent DEM's - don't you forget it.

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  • He opened the scoring 25 seconds into the game, walking in unchecked on the right side and snapping a low shot past Roberto Luongo's blocker.

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  • Mike Knuble scored his first at 6: 59, skating out unchecked from the right corner and deking Lundqvist on a backhander from close range.

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