un·​spoiled | \ ˌən-ˈspȯi(-ə)ld How to pronounce unspoiled (audio) , -ˈspȯi(-ə)lt How to pronounce unspoiled (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British unspoilt \ ˌən-​ˈspȯi(-​ə)lt How to pronounce unspoilt (audio) \

Definition of unspoiled

: not damaged, ruined, or lacking freshness : not spoiled unspoiled forests unspoiled fruit

Examples of unspoiled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This spot of luxury sitting on a sliver of unspoiled rolling hills and rocky coastline in Half Moon Bay offers one of the most stunning locations to hit the links outside of Scotland. Sunset Magazine, "Our 22 Favorite Coastal Inns, Hotels, and Resorts from Seattle to San Diego," 16 Sep. 2020 But that problem is totally solved with this three-tier, snap-and-stack container, where each cupcake has a placeholder, keeping them safe, stable and unspoiled. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "30 of the coolest products at Wayfair you never knew about," 15 Sep. 2020 Thoreau’s aversion to the rapid technological changes brought about by industrialization did not issue from a Romantic attachment to unspoiled Nature. R.h. Lossin, The New York Review of Books, "The Revolutionary Thoreau," 4 Sep. 2020 Rather the novel presents Tarzan as Rousseau’s unspoiled child of nature, a literally noble savage free from the vices and corruption associated with advanced industrial society. Washington Post, "A look back at how Tarzan swung into immortality," 19 Aug. 2020 Just look at that flock of sheep (above) in the unspoiled mountainside near Shaqlawa. National Geographic, "These hidden figures helped save America's parks," 11 Aug. 2020 For years, the 35-acre picturesque lake, waterfall and century-old dam had been an unspoiled treasure for local residents, but through the power of social media, the secret got out. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "‘Hidden Gem’ Made Popular by TikTok Is Shut to Keep Out-of-Towners Away," 29 July 2020 In recent years, the island has rebranded itself as a high-end tourist paradise, with unspoiled wilderness, farm-to-table produce, fresh oysters, and wine from local vineyards. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Great Koala Rescue Operation," 10 June 2020 But that morning of our journey out to see the Great Wall, the hours felt whole and unspoiled. New York Times, "MIA couto," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of unspoiled

1733, in the meaning defined above

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“Unspoiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspoiled. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unspoiled

: still wild and not changed by people : not spoiled
: not affected by the special attention you are receiving because of fame or success


un·​spoiled | \ ˌən-ˈspȯild \

Kids Definition of unspoiled

: not damaged or ruined unspoiled milk an unspoiled view

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