un·​taint·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈtān-təd How to pronounce untainted (audio) \

Definition of untainted

: not contaminated, spoiled, or affected slightly with something bad : not tainted untainted evidence an untainted reputation

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In his search for answers Imhoof journeys from a huge factory-like bee colony in California to a refuge for an untainted strain of bees in Australia. Peter Keough, BostonGlobe.com, "Doc Talk: From an injustice in Georgia to a plea for bees," 11 July 2019 The Netherlands have been utterly fearless, untainted by any history and forging their own path through the tournament. SI.com, "6 Fascinating Subplots to Keep an Eye On During Sunday's Women's World Cup Final in Lyon," 5 July 2019 Sometimes a confession will override even untainted DNA evidence. Douglas Starr, Science | AAAS, "This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit," 13 June 2019 Silicon Valley had been, until recently, one of the last relatively untainted wellsprings from which to draw campaign contributions. Stephanie Saul, New York Times, "Democratic Candidates Woo Silicon Valley for Donations, Then Bash It," 6 June 2019 So finding an untainted date for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle was fraught with historical land mines. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the brutal anniversary of a royal beheading," 17 May 2018 In addition to untainted corporate brands, consultancies have the advantage of relationships with more senior people, typically chief executives and chief financial officers. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Tech Consultants Are the New Mad Men," 9 Nov. 2018 His view of the skating community is optimistic and untainted by the discrimination felt by some members of Unity. Nicola Fumo, New York Times, "A Place for Us to Skate," 6 Jan. 2018 There’s a desire for the kind of untainted connection that can redeem all of that. Joe Fassler, The Atlantic, "What J.D. Salinger Understood About Missed Connections," 19 June 2018

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1590, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of untainted

formal : not damaged or spoiled in any way : not tainted

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