un·​stained ˌən-ˈstānd How to pronounce unstained (audio)
: not stained: such as
: not discolored by a stain
unstained clothing
: not morally blemished or tainted
an unstained reputation
… a life unstained except by such spots as are inseparable from human nature …Nathaniel Hawthorne

Examples of unstained in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bring at least five unstained and undamaged items (including accessories and shoes) between the drop-off hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and come back during the swap to look for items to take home. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 To do this, much of its unstained outer layer is removed with enzymes, leaving connective tissue and tendons in place. Kyle Hill, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2014 Expecting a writer to remain entirely unstained by this is expecting a person to live underwater without getting wet. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2012 However, Judges Bucklo and Gettleman have unstained records spanning decades of practicing law. David L. Craddock, Ars Technica, 8 Oct. 2022 Stained or unstained hardwood is the most popular kitchen flooring material among home renovators. oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2022 The decor will be simple and uncluttered, with plaster walls and an unstained concrete floor. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, 25 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unstained was in 1555

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“Unstained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstained. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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