un·​taint·​ed | \ˌən-ˈtān-təd \

Definition of untainted 

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

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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 But there are few qualms about Bradford’s performance when healthy, as a quarterback with a big arm, untainted confidence and the innate ability to avoid costly interceptions. Dan Bickley, azcentral, "Bickley: Sam Bradford will be better than you think – if he stays upright," 15 Mar. 2018 Court documents show that one bottle had a greenish circle and was a different color than an untainted bottle. Fox News, "Woman, 19, pleads guilty in attempt to poison baby niece," 12 Mar. 2018 To get the job done quickly, a nation needs an untainted hero to emerge from somewhere to offer the world a completely different perspective. Richard Evans, Newsweek, "How Novak Djokovic Became Serbia's Brand Ambassador," 17 July 2014 What happened to Satchmo's magnificent, untainted rendition? The Masked Observer, AL.com, "The Masked Observer finds for dynamic Polka Dots, there's never 2 Much Fun," 4 Feb. 2018 In a war’s early stages, ideas and ideals seem more pure, untainted by political calculation or the atrocities of one’s own side. Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic, "American War," 15 Dec. 2017 Nor is there one untainted with gut-sure self-loathing, a gift from our God, our history, and every southern mother who raised us to respect our puny place in this damned, transitory world. Allison Glock, Esquire, "Clay Aiken Doesn't Sing Anymore," 1 Nov. 2014 Roger Maris with 61 and Babe Ruth with 60 are the only untainted men to have reached that plateau. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "New Marlins owners: Wanna be anti-Loria? Start with a commitment to keeping Stanton," 19 Aug. 2017

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1590, in the meaning defined above

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