Definition of unbeholden in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ʌnbɪˈhəʊld(ə)n/


Owing no one any duty or thanks; free of any obligation.
Example sentences
  • Only Asta, the child he brings up, can pierce his rebatative soul, but she wishes to live unbeholden to him.
  • Jeunet, who returned to France after an unsatisfying Hollywood stint on Alien: Resurrection, felt nostalgic himself for a golden age of French cinema unbeholden to the American movie juggernaut.
  • Your editorial today is a nicely written spray, which makes good use of your unbeholden position - a very timely contrast to The Age!

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: un|be¦hold¦en

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.