un·​sul·​lied ˌən-ˈsə-lēd How to pronounce unsullied (audio)
: not soiled or tarnished : not sullied
an unsullied reputation

Examples of unsullied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best way to breathe new life into the Catholic Church — both in the United States and around the world — is to empower everyday Catholics to embrace their role in spreading the true and unsullied faith. Tim Busch, National Review, 23 Dec. 2023 Our planet is running out of unsullied landscapes; save for the polar regions, the frontiers are gone. Will Stephenson, Harper's Magazine, 16 Aug. 2023 The blue of the sky seemed deep, continuous, uniform and unsullied. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 With almost 13 million acres of the world’s most biodiverse rain forest, rich with jaguars, hummingbirds, and two thousand butterfly species (take that, Costa Rica), plus some 1,800 miles of unsullied coastline, this country is poised for a tourism boom. John Bowe, Travel + Leisure, 18 Oct. 2023 The team anticipates about half a pound of unsullied asteroid dirt. Katrina Miller, New York Times, 25 Sep. 2023 Writing today in the journal Nature, scientists showed how vital herbivorous fish and unsullied waters keep this system in balance. WIRED, 9 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Iris has finally planted her life on the terra firma of the American Dream: a community of unsullied cleanliness, order and safety. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 Trade-union leaders and CEOs strategized instead of shouting at one another, and the success of German industry offered an unsullied source of pride. Joseph De Weck, The Atlantic, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsullied was in 1598

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“Unsullied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsullied. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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