un·​sul·​lied | \ ˌən-ˈsə-lēd How to pronounce unsullied (audio) \

Definition of unsullied

: not soiled or tarnished : not sullied an unsullied reputation

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Doesn't an unsullied horizon allow for serendipity and wonder? Rachel Simmons, chicagotribune.com, "Why you should stop asking new graduates what they're doing next," 10 June 2018 But in part because of his likability and unsullied reputation, John Mackay is mostly forgotten today. Gregory Crouch, Smithsonian, "The Mining Millionaire Americans Couldn’t Help But Love," 6 June 2018 Even those most unsullied of India’s institutions, the Supreme Court and the Election Commission, have lately come in for knocks. The Economist, "People in India often despair of their democracy," 31 May 2018 Genuine, unwavering affection, unsullied by snark, unblemished by anger. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Why Melissa McCarthy's 'Life of the Party' could spark a quiet revolution," 24 May 2018 Some on the left were hopeful that the unsullied voices of teenagers, cutting through the usual tussle over whether gun control advocates were politicizing a tragedy, would move previously unbudgeable lawmakers. New York Times, "With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road," 20 Feb. 2018 The area, within the city limits of Jacksonville, is on the unsullied, windswept edge south of affluent Amelia Island. Bob Rountree, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The Talbot Islands: paradise on the edge," 10 Apr. 2018 Around that time, European factory workers routinely left their overcrowded and soot-congested cities for the Alps, where the air was fresh, dry and unsullied by inefficient machinery. New York Times, "In Search of Lost Time in Europe’s Sanatoriums," 18 Feb. 2018 The implication being that if Marshall's squad had to face Creighton and Dougie McBuckets, as he is known, twice per season, Wichita State's record might not be unsullied. John Walters, Newsweek, "Midwest College Basketball Courts Yield a Bountiful Harvest," 20 Feb. 2014

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First Known Use of unsullied

1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsullied

formal + literary : not harmed or damaged in any way

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