un·​scarred ˌən-ˈskärd How to pronounce unscarred (audio)
: not scarred
… into the next canyon—which turns out to be roadless, pathless, and surprisingly unscarred by human intrusion …David Quammen
… has survived every single onslaught he has ever faced, with his reputation unscarred.Lawrence Weschler

Examples of unscarred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ranks of the addicted have been fueled by persistent poverty and by decades of war that left few families unscarred. Time, 23 Nov. 2022 At the time, another policeman who knew the family had taken Spencer’s keys and found his astoundingly unscarred truck and drove it up to him. Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2021 Washington's iconic monuments and memorials appear to have emerged from the protests unscathed and unscarred. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 11 June 2020 His face was unscarred, his limbs intact, but rough stitches from the autopsy ran across his chest. John Kelly, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2020 In the month of September, electronic distractions occurred at more shows reviewed by this critic in New York, Chicago and Wisconsin than performances that remained unscarred. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, 20 Sep. 2019 Leroy Sane was ruled out for six weeks after a horror tackle by Cardiff's Joe Bennett in the FA Cup while thankfully Kevin De Bruyne and Brahim Diaz were left unscarred despite West Brom's best attempts in the midweek Premier League fixture. SI.com, 3 Feb. 2018 Few of the 20 presidential hopefuls – indeed few Liberians generally – emerged unscarred from the two civil wars that dragged across the 1990s and left the country in ruins. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unscarred was in 1597

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“Unscarred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscarred. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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