If you're unburdened, you don't have anything weighing you down. If you leave that heavy backpack at home, you'll be unburdened as you walk to your friend's house.

People can be physically unburdened, like when it's your brother's turn to carry the picnic basket and you feel unburdened. There's also a figurative or emotional way to be unburdened: "It's pretty unusual to be unburdened by debt when you graduate from college." A burden is something heavy that you carry with you. Physical burdens weigh a lot, and emotional ones (like grief, regret, or hardship) are also heavy.

Definitions of unburdened
  1. adjective
    not burdened with difficulties or responsibilities
    “" unburdened by an overarching theory"- Alex Inkeles”
    not burdened with cares or responsibilities
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    bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities
    bowed down, loaded down, overburdened, weighed down
    heavily burdened with work or cares
    laden, oppressed
    burdened psychologically or mentally
    subject to an imposed burden
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  2. adjective
    not encumbered with a physical burden or load
    synonyms: burdenless
    free of encumbrance
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