un·​mo·​lest·​ed | \ ˌən-mə-ˈle-stəd How to pronounce unmolested (audio) \

Definition of unmolested

: not interfered with : not molested : untouched … have gone unmolested by either the government or vigilante groups— Rick Foster allowed to pass through the checkpoint unmolested

Examples of unmolested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The contemporary Persian historian Juvayni fancied that a virgin with a gold dish could walk unmolested from one end of the empire to the other. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 How else to describe the moment that Archie came face to face with a duplicate, unmolested example of his favorite squeak toy: A nubby pink rabbit that over months of use has lost its ears and acquired a grimy patina? Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2021 Ferns -- plants that have survived various challenges for more than 300 million years -- typically remain unmolested by deer. cleveland, 4 June 2020 The police had a quick chat with him and sent him on his way unmolested. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 3 June 2020 At the same time, as humans have gone inside, we have been given a practical glimpse of what the world might be, or be again, left unmolested: monkeys in hotel swimming pools or wild goats owning a Welsh village. Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2020 The global order that the Navy maintains ensures that maritime trade flows unmolested. Benedict D. Capaldi, National Review, 7 Apr. 2020 After the station closed in 1966, the reindeer grazed unmolested, devastating the island’s native plants, including the tussock grasses in which seabirds nest. Lucy Jakub, Harper's magazine, 2 Mar. 2020 What’s most striking within the buffer zone is the stillness of the place and the range of wildlife that can be encountered, such as a rare species of barn owl that has been allowed to multiply unmolested by human habitation. Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unmolested.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unmolested

1531, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About unmolested

Time Traveler for unmolested

Time Traveler

The first known use of unmolested was in 1531

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near unmolested




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for unmolested

Last Updated

10 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Unmolested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmolested. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!