untainted

adjective
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

Examples of untainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s no Cordelia here, no child whose love for her father, in the waning and waxing of his faculties, is simple and true and untainted by concerns of personal gain. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 2022 But Sullivan, a youthful telegenic candidate, sought to bill himself as an untainted political outsider who pledged to restore family values and parental rights. Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2022 But there’s no Cordelia here, no child whose love for her father, in the waning and waxing of his faculties, is simple and true and untainted by concerns of personal gain. Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2022 In retirement, O’Connor has campaigned around the United States to abolish elections for judges, believing that a merit system leads to a more qualified and untainted judiciary. CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 Twinkling synth instrumentals remain constant in the background of the song, as Lotterud contemplates leaving it all behind for a better and untainted future, one that has less questions and holds more answers. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2022 In retirement, O’Connor has campaigned around the United States to abolish elections for judges, believing that a merit system leads to a more qualified and untainted judiciary. CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 The move ensures the 2022 elections in those states will be fought within district boundaries that are largely untainted by the extraordinarily widespread practice of partisan gerrymandering. Saoirse Gowan, The Week, 9 Mar. 2022 For example, even tobacco companies help regulate the sale of tobacco products, curb the black market and ensure that those who decide to use these products have access to safe and untainted products. Rolling Stone Culture Council, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of untainted

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untainted was in 1590

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31 Jul 2022

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“Untainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untainted. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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