un·​re·​touched ˌən-(ˌ)rē-ˈtəcht How to pronounce unretouched (audio)
: not having undergone editing or retouching : not retouched
unretouched photos

Examples of unretouched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The site’s staff caught backlash for singling out non-public figures for ridicule, putting a bounty out for the unretouched photos from Lena Dunham’s Vogue photoshoot, dabbling in bodily gross-out stories that some found lurid, and for knee-jerk reactions that a cynic might read as rage-bait. Erin Gloria Ryan, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 Such alterations became widespread, raising doubt as to whether unretouched photographs had themselves been manipulated. Photovogue, Vogue, 29 Aug. 2023 The mother of seven shared an unretouched bikini photo of herself and newborn son Romeo on Instagram in June 2018 along with a message of celebrating all body types and empowering women to embrace their true selves — while revealing her own struggles. Diana Pearl, Peoplemag, 20 Dec. 2022 In 2017, Bidot appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue, posing in an unretouched Lane Bryant ad. Anna Myers, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2023 Lensed by photographer Guy Aroch, the unretouched True Botanicals campaign finds Wilde proudly owning her sensuality in various states of undress. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2021 Aerie, a women’s clothing brand, has cast itself as a leading body positive retailer, launching ad campaigns like #aerieREAL, which featured unretouched photos of its models and celebrity brand ambassadors. Your Fat Friend, SELF, 9 Jan. 2023 That can mean an unconventional outfit or backdrop, natural hair, exposed tattoos or even a few unretouched wrinkles. Callum Borchers, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2022 Its ubiquitous social media ads regularly feature unretouched images and models of all sizes, ethnicities and gender identities. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unretouched was in 1856

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“Unretouched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unretouched. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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