unstained

adjective un·stained \ ˌən-ˈstānd \

Definition of unstained

: not stained: such as
a : not discolored by a stain
  • unstained clothing
b : not morally blemished or tainted
  • an unstained reputation
  • … a life unstained except by such spots as are inseparable from human nature …
  • —Nathaniel Hawthorne

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1555

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