un·​doc·​tored ˌən-ˈdäk-tərd How to pronounce undoctored (audio)
: not altered or modified : not doctored
an original undoctored manuscript

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the most memorable of her photographs in this exhibition is the undoctored portrait of Morrisroe half-buried in the blankets of his hospital bed, looking defiant and lost. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2019 And that probably would have gone unnoticed, but sharp-eyed observers had seen the undoctored photo on a Facebook post of the Lathrop Police Department, which was also involved in the sting. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 19 June 2019 Analyzing images from the French elections and the recent UK general election, researchers found that a plurality of photos were factually correct—that is, undoctored—but ultimately framed in a misleading way. An Xiao Mina, The Atlantic, 11 June 2018 An undoctored photo taken by David Leyes of Drake in blackface, an image intended to correspond with Pusha’s claim that Drake grew up insecure about his mixed race heritage. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 30 May 2018 Look at these undoctored photos of his parties—there are so many people there, more people than at any other get-together in history. Bob Vulfov, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undoctored was in 1836

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“Undoctored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undoctored. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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