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

Definition of unspoiled 

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

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Her grandparents had bought the very old Cape overlooking the harbor in the late 1800s and reveled in its being unspoiled by modern conveniences like electricity and plumbing. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "When a Family Homestead Can’t Stay in the Family," 6 Apr. 2018 The stations are like works of art completely unspoiled by any adverts. SI.com, "90min World Cup Fan Diaries: From Russia With Love," 9 July 2018 The best and biggest bacalaitos can be found in Piñones, a coastal town where unspoiled beaches and mangroves line one side of Road 187 and a conifer forest lines the other side. Illyanna Maisonet, SFChronicle.com, "Bacalaitos as familial memory and penance," 5 July 2018 Located in the Pacific Ocean some 600 miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador, the archipelago of 20 volcanic islands (and dozens more islets) remains an unspoiled utopia despite hosting more than 200,000 annual visitors. Alexandra Kirkman, Fortune, "Visit the Galapagos Like a Royal," 23 June 2018 On the southeastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is known for its limestone mountains, blue fiords, limitless deserts and unspoiled beaches. Peter Gwin, WSJ, "The Horses That Changed History," 19 June 2018 After Friday, the daily influx of dozens of boats and thousands of visitors unsuccessfully scrambling for an unspoiled view of Maya Bay’s emerald waters and glistening white sand will end. Tassanee Vejpongsa, USA TODAY, "Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism," 1 June 2018 For anyone who recently binge-watched Netflix’s Wild Wild Country, the plan to build a utopian community in the unspoiled wilderness based on the idiosyncratic beliefs of one man may sound … familiar. Anna Silman, The Cut, "Is Kanye Trying to Be the Next Bhagwan?," 1 May 2018 Straws, forks, shopping bags, nets and all manner of human detritus seems to be everywhere in what was once the endless, unspoiled sea. James Rainey /, NBC News, "A young Dutch inventor wants to clean plastic from the ocean. Can he do it?," 13 June 2018

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1733, in the meaning defined above

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un·​spoiled | \ˌən-ˈspȯild\

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: not damaged or ruined unspoiled milk an unspoiled view

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