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 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 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

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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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one that collects or salvages junk

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